Here's Everything We Know About Prince Harry And Meghan's New Home

Americans love knowing more about the royal family across the pond, but it looks like former royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be even closer than we ever thought. Page Six exclusively reported on Aug. 11, 2020 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex secretly bought a new home in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

The area is also home to multi-billionaire Oprah Winfrey and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Though it was initially speculated that Harry and Meghan were "houseguests of Oprah or anyone else," reports have confirmed that "they bought the home themselves" and that it's "where they want to continue their lives after leaving the UK" along with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

According to a spokesperson for the couple, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year. They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family." Let's take a look at what we know about their new digs.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planting roots in California

This new place in California will be the permanent home of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and 1-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. According to an inside source for Page Six, the couple has "thought about this carefully and researched it well. This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age." The source also noted, "They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy."

The communities in Santa Barbara are some of the wealthiest in the country, with homes currently on sale for up to $110 million, per Sotheby's International Realty. The precise location (and purchase price) of the home has remained a mystery. However, it's suspected that the security and property surveillance will be bumped up following the drone incident at the Tyler Perry estate in Beverly Hills while the couple was living there briefly earlier this year. According to Page Six, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex filed a lawsuit against multiple paparazzi agencies after their son was photographed with Meghan's mom Doria Ragland in the private driveway of the home.

Though it's unlikely that fans of the former royals will see the inside of the new abode, they may get more chances to see the couple out and about in California, which is a pretty cool trade-off.