Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plagued with several serious security breaches at their Californian home

Two of the incidents were in May this year - when the couple were at home with their children

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have suffered multiple security breaches at their Californian home, according to sources close to the royal pair.


Just two months ago, in May this year, the couple had to deal with two security breaches in their Santa Barbara home - both incidents happened when the couple were 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'. 

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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.

Harry and Meghan’s $14 million Santa Barbara mansion has been their home for the last two years - moving into it during the pandemic in July 2020. 

The 18,000 square feet mansion is set on five acres of land and is said to have nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a library, an office, a wine cellar, a games room, a movie theatre, and a covered garage with space for five cars.

However, since the couple stepped down as senior royals and embraced an independent life away from the rest of the monarchy they've struggled with security issues - losing their right to royal security. 

Just earlier this month Prince Harry began his battle with the Home Office over security measures in the UK, and on Friday it was decided he could take his case to the High Court 

The Duke of Sussex is challenging the decision of the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (Ravec), which stated that Harry and his family wouldn't have the "same degree" of personal protection when visiting the UK.

Harry and Meghan currently have security in the US, in the form of an ex-celebrity bodyguard of Micheal Jackson's. Alberto Alvarez, who is their head of security, protected the late singer and his family for years, as well as other celebrities including One Direction. 

Sarah Finley
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