Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle going to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2017. (Photo: Mark Jones/Flickr)
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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara is getting a bit classier as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly purchased a home in the Santa Barbara area.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently left the royal family, bought a private family home in Santa Barbara in early June with plans to put down permanent roots and bring up their one-year-old son Archie, according to Page Six.

“This is the first home either of them has ever owned. It has been a very special time for them as a couple and as a family — to have complete privacy for six weeks since they moved in. They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible," according to a source for Page Six

It's unclear what neighborhood the couple will be living, although many speculate it's most likely in Montecito where other celebrities such as Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, have significant privacy.

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a-1597249801 Aug 12, 2020 09:30 AM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Reported elsewhere this was an $8 million dollar home purchase, in July. Should not be hard to narrow that one down. Good news is they will be paying $80,000 every year in property taxes.

a-1597249966 Aug 12, 2020 09:32 AM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

WSJ reports in a feature article a few months ago that architect firm Barton Myers selling $8.2 million home in Santa Barbara (Montecito). What other $8 million homes have sold recently.

SantaBarbaraObserver Aug 12, 2020 09:37 AM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

It'd be great if people left them alone. Nothing is worse than the fawning and oohing of celebrities. Well maybe except for the class envy and jealousy that is so prevalent on this site...

a-1597251536 Aug 12, 2020 09:58 AM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Scanning the media articles there is a claim this is in the same "gated" community where Ashton Crutcher lives. But the media hint are all over the place and the purchase price was bumped up to $10 million, not $8 million. If this is what it takes to preserve their privacy, so be it. But at least be sincere and consistent about the demand.

Scanning the media, and the paparazzi fever, reveals locations of so many more "celebrities" that have managed to stay under the radar living here. Thank goodness.

a-1597297404 Aug 12, 2020 10:43 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

CMKR -local politics suck; but the rest of the package can still work out okay. Hope you keep bringing your own fresh perspective to these pages. You are more welcomed than you might realize.

a-1597297306 Aug 12, 2020 10:41 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Ca di Sopra - 14,000 square feet so that ticks some of the boxes - secluded lane, on a hill top. UK paper reported the $8 million price tag - which keeps changing in various other reports. $8 million to $14 million - but why not throw out false clues, when the goal is to be left alone?

m-cubed Aug 12, 2020 11:49 AM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

nobody will even notice their presence unless they are trying to... aside from people they share property boundaries with who will have drones buzzing all over the place with telescopic night vision cameras.

m-cubed Aug 12, 2020 01:52 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Perhaps my post was poorly worded and ambiguous. I meant to (sarcastically)suggest that only the neighbors would notice the presence of Harry due to the presence of drones which would be controlled by the media/tabloid types.

PitMix Aug 12, 2020 01:18 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Why are these mean spirited people posting negative comments about this? I have never heard any negative things about them, and they have done a lot of work for charities and good causes. Does it make you feel better to (anonymously) tear other people down? How sad for you.

vvorker Aug 12, 2020 02:43 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Welcome to town, we are a refuge for other low grade Illuminati types. Can't wait to hear how they got booted out of the family jewels. His mom was a candle in the wind. They should be weary, look what we did to other ex pats from the not so great Britannia. John Cleese, Douglas Adams, to name a few recent victims. Hope Archie gets old enough here to listen to Montecito's Greatest all time band R.K.L !!!
Remember what growing up here did to Michael Douglas kid Cameron!!

Justbeachy Aug 12, 2020 05:20 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Meghan, Harry & Archie, welcome to the "hood". SB is a fabulous place to call home. Here's a couple of tips from a true local....
Be kind, be patient, wait your turn (just like the rest of us), don't drive to fast, please don't honk your horn, if you expect "special" treatment you will be disappointed and I don't want you to be disappointed, I like to think that the "rich & famous" live here because here we are far less interested in how much you're worth, what you do for a living or who your parents are as we are really only interested in who you are, as people..so be a good neighbor, care about your fellows and someday, maybe even tomorrow we will become friends.

sbdude Aug 12, 2020 05:24 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

They're fine, but I would hope that Santa Barbara would put out the "Unwelcome" mat for the paparazzi that are sure to follow. I'd rather have celebs than them any day. Most of the celebs that live around here just want to lay low and be left alone, and most of us locals are more than happy to oblige. Tabloid photogs should GTFO and leave our town alone.

Jence Aug 12, 2020 06:00 PM
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Settle in Santa Barbara

Can’t we show our better side and leave these people alone? For God sakes all they did was buy a home for themselves and their family. Leave them alone and let them live their lives. Close your mouths.

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