Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are allegedly considering selling their £11 million home in California because they aren’t “over the moon” with it.
The opulent mansion in Montecito, which is famed for its remote private estates, was purchased by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as a place to raise their children Archie, two, and Lilibet, six months.
The couple, however, is alleged to be dissatisfied with the lavish residence, which has a gym, swimming pool, and tennis court.
Despite having roughly 7.5 acres of grounds around the home with pine and cypress trees, they claim they don’t enjoy its location in the posh neighborhood.
According to sources, the couple is now seeking for a new home for their two children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, six months.
According to a source, the couple has begun looking at other homes and has stated that they are open to private bids if the perfect one comes up.
A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘They are thinking of selling their house there. However, it won’t be on the market because of who they are.
‘It’s only being shown to people who are confirmed with funds and are serious buyers.’
The Sussexes are believed to enjoy Montecito, which is also home to talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as Hollywood luminaries like Tom Cruise, but not their present residence.
“They want to stay in the neighbourhood or nearby,” our source continued, “but they aren’t over the moon about the house and the location.”
When Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, left the royal family in March 2020, they left their UK home, Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor royal estate, for the attractions of California.
Princess Eugenie was given the keys to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where she lives with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their son August.
In June 2020, the Sussexes purchased the US property from Sergey Grishin. The Russian investor paid about £19 million for the house in 2009.
There are nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a tea house, and a separate playground in this residence.
A spa, office, library, movie room, games room, wine cellar, and five-car garage are also available.
Rose gardens and a separate guest house with two bedrooms and two baths can be found on the grounds.