Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be saying goodbye to Montecito? New rumors suggest that the royal couple intends to abandon their luxurious Santa Barbara mansion in favor of the bright lights of Los Angeles.
The reason? In search of greater privacy and security, Harry and Meghan have reportedly set their sights on Los Angeles neighborhoods after losing interest in a Malibu property.
Meghan and Harry are moving to Los Angeles
According to anonymous royal sources who spoke to TMZ, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reconsidering their living arrangements.
After eyeing an $8 million mansion in Malibu months ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex finally dropped the plans. But the couple wants to move closer to Hollywood.
Montecito is already less than a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles. For Harry and Meghan, however, that seems too disconnected from the heart of the entertainment industry.
Attending award shows, and rubbing elbows with celebrities… the Sussexes seem to be drawn to being in the thick of the action.
Privacy is also paramount. The Malibu estate unleashed a media frenzy when news of their visit broke.
Harry and Meghan began to fear for their family’s lack of discretion and security.
They already enjoyed a peaceful six-week stay at Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles home in 2020. And they wish to rediscover this elusive anonymity for their family.
So while Harry and Meghan love the luxury of Montecito, the lure of privacy may trump all.
Well-placed sources say the couple is now focused on securing a new home amid the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.
The Sussexes’ Hollywood connections and penchant for privacy may be important aspects of a possible move.