HARRY and Meghan were told to move their belongings out of Frogmore Cottage in 2023 following the release of Harry’s memoir.
The couple had been living in the USA since 2020, but had kept the house for visits across the pond.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left their royal duties and started a new life in California
When did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry move to the USA?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they would be stepping back from their duties as senior members of the Royal Family in January 2020.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their young son Archie spent six weeks in Canada between November 2019 and January 2020.
The couple left Archie with a nanny to briefly return to the UK to sort a deal for their relinquishing of royal responsibilities, before heading back to Vancouver Island.
Yet, the coronavirus pandemic pushed up their plans to settle, moving to Malibu in Los Angeles in March to avoid the borders between USA and Canada closing for all non-essential travel.
Where do Meghan and Harry live now?
Meghan and Harry moved once again, this time getting their own place as they begin to settle into life in the USA.
And they didn’t go cheap, nor small – splashing out over £11.5million ($14.65m) on a beautiful mansion in the Montecito neighbourhood in Santa Barbara, California, in June 2020.
The mansion comes with huge lawns, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool, while Meghan has held zoom video calls throughout lockdown, offering glimpses of the inside of their new home to fans.
Estate agent Brett Buschbom revealed that there is a “steam room, massage room, sauna, Jacuzzi, full bar, arcade and one of the most amazing wine cellars and that was just the basement.”
Although the couple took out a mortgage on the property, it is expected to cost them at least £30,000 a month in repayments, along with general utilities, cleaners and security which all do not come cheap.
Which other celebrities live in Montecito?
The Sussexes are not short of star-studded company in Montecito, with a large number of famous and wealthy neighbours.
Meghan’s friend Oprah Winfrey is among those in the area, along with fellow chat show star Ellen DeGeneres.
There are enough actors to go round as well with Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, John Cleese, John Travolta, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin nearby.
And then if Meghan, Harry or Archie want some professional sporting training and advice, they could call upon golf legend Fred Couples or tennis aces Mike Bryan and Jimmy Connors.
Where else have Meghan Markle and Prince Harry lived?
Harry and Meghan moved into Frogmore Cottage in April 2019, a month before baby Archie Harrison was born and after extensive renovations were completed.
Their five-bedroom property — a gift from the Queen — was said to have required a “substantial overhaul” before they were able to move in, including new heating, wiring and utilities.
Frogmore Cottage is situated in the Frogmore Estate, boasting 33 acres of private gardens within the Home Park, adjoining Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
It was there in the adjoining grounds of Windsor Castle that the pair married on May 19, 2018, at St George’s Chapel, followed by their reception in Frogmore House’s grounds.
£300,000 was spent erecting a huge glass marquee for the occasion.
In recent years, the estate has been used for other royal functions, including the wedding reception after the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips, 40, wed Autumn Kelly in May 2008.
In February 2023, it was revealed that the couple were set to be evicted from the cottage.
King Charles began the process of chucking Harry and Meghan out of Frogmore Cottage days after his son’s controversial memoir Spare was released.
The Sussexes are thought to have been issued with an eviction notice around a month ago in the wake of the book’s publication.
It is believed the couple — parents to Archie and Lilibet — have not been offered an alternative UK home.