Harry and Meghan are ‘eyeing up homes’ in exclusive California community for a quieter life

Harry and Meghan have spent two years at their Montecito mansion, but are reportedly looking to relocate to Hope Ranch

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are thought to be looking to move home to an exclusive community after spending two years in their Montecito mansion.

Harry and Meghan are rumored to be keen on a move to the Hope Ranch community because their $14 million mansion in Montecito “does not properly accommodate them”.

According to a Santa Barbara News-Press report, Hope Ranch homes can cost as much as a staggering $22 million.

Hope Ranch is a private community about 10 miles away from Montecito, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved in March 2020 with their son, Archie, now 3.

The community contains a range of facilities including a country club, golf club and tennis court, as well as a strong equestrian community comprising 27 miles of riding trails.

Hope Ranch's affluent private neighborhood would offer a quieter environment for Harry and Meghan to raise their children, Archie and Lilibet -  though it's not yet clear whether the couple has purchased a property or are just looking.

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The royal couple's reported relocation plans come just two months after it was revealed that their home was plagued with several serious security breaches - so it's no wonder that they're after quieter surroundings for their next home.

In May this year, the couple had to deal with two security breaches and both incidents happened when the couple was at home with their children.

According to the Sun newspaper, the local police were called to both incidents, and were recorded as 'trespassing, property crimes, and suspicious circumstances'.

According to the source the couple has also had other security breaches in the last 14 months, with police being called to Prince Harry and Meghan's Markle's mansion at least nine times. 

The couple's current $14 million Montecito mansion was purchased back in June 2020, shortly after the Duke and Duchess's decision to take a step back from Royal life.

The 10,000 square foot home boasts nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms as well as a private cinema, gym, and spa as well as a wine cellar.

Robyn is a celebrity and entertainment journalist and editor with over eight years experience in the industry. As well as contributing regular to woman&home, she also often writes for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly and The Sun.