Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to welcome new neighbors at their Montecito mansion, after the house next door was snapped up by a fellow mega-wealthy buyer.
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking forward to welcoming new neighbors to their affluent Montecito community, after the house next door to their mansion was sold for a cool $19 million.
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry purchased their $14 million mansion in July 2020 and now enjoy the company of several A-list neighbors, with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres living nearby.
- In other royal news, the Duchess of Cornwall's reading room project praised by Judi Dench—'it can fire your imagination'.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can expect to have some company at their California home any day now, as new neighbors prepare to move into the property next door.
While it's no secret that royals typically live in gated complexes, there's no rule to say commoners can't reside nearby.
It was even revealed that Prince William and Kate Middleton were to welcome new neighbors at Kensington Palace earlier this year after the Ivy Cottage was vacated by Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
But while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will only have to put up with fellow royals living on their turf (the Queen's residences can't be purchased by the public), their American counterparts can no longer indulge in that privilege.
The property next door to Harry and Meghan's $14 million Santa Barbara mansion has recently been made available to new residents, meaning the couple should be seeing some fresh faces around their block any day now. Billionaire Peter Sperling sold his seven-bedroom, 13 bathroom house for a whopping £19 million in April, after four years of desperately trying to shift it from the market.
While the homeowner's identity remains unconfirmed, the mansion was bought by a trust whose trustee is Robert E. Gibson. The financial analyst and lawyer could be the one to move into the property, or he could simply be a trustee for the anonymous owner.
Meghan and Harry's stunning Chateau of Riven Rock has been an oasis of privacy for the royal couple since their high-profile move to the US last year, providing the perfect haven to raise their young family away from the media spotlight.
The nine-bedroom, sixteen-bathroom house sits on a sprawling 7acres of land and boasts all the must-have amenities of a classic Hollywood pad, including a spa, office, library, arcade, theatre, and wine cellar.
The luxurious vibe extends to its manicured outside grounds, which have been fitted with a swimming pool, a tennis court, a children’s playhouse, and a two-bedroom guesthouse. The Duke and Duchess reportedly bought the plush property in July 2020, after crashing at their friend Tyler Perry's home for their first few months in California.
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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