Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to complete their royal duties by the end of March. With their new transition looming ever closer, there are reports that the two are considering buying a $7 million mansion in Malibu, California. According to the Daily Mail, the house was previously owned by David Charvet from the TV show Baywatch and has five bedrooms, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
The house is located in a celebrity-studded area and apparently has enough acreage to offer plenty of privacy. If the couple move there, their neighbors would include Caitlyn Jenner, Robert Downey Jr., and Mel Gibson. In fact, Caitlyn mentioned that she heard the couple was looking for a home in Malibu during the Loose Women talk show in January.
“I heard they were looking for a house in Malibu. It must have been tough. Everyone deserves to be happy,” she said.
Caitlyn was referring to the barrage of media scrutiny that Meghan dealt with in the U.K., which is believed to be one of the reasons she and Harry stepped back from senior royal duties.
Meghan, who already has ties in Los Angeles, was rumored to have been considering a move to Malibu for a while now. The Inquisitr noted in September 2019 that such a move was potentially on their radar, although at the time, nobody realized that she and Harry were planning to step down from their senior royal positions as well.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
If the couple move to Malibu, they would be living 30 minutes away from Meghan’s mom, Doris Ragland, which could also be incentive for purchasing the home.
They would also be close to Los Angeles, which would make sense if it’s true that Meghan is indeed planning a return to her acting career — one that she had to leave behind when she married Harry. For his part, Harry is working on a docuseries with Oprah Winfrey at the Apple headquarters in California, so it seems he’s forging ties of his own in the state.
The couple also recently had an engagement in Stanford, California at the university, part of their effort to create a new charitable organization.
For now, it remains to be seen whether the couple will indeed buy a home in Malibu. Some believe they may be putting down roots in Vancouver Island, Canada, and Us Magazine got insider information on their well-being.
“Harry and Meghan escaped the chaos back home and are genuinely happy. They’re really enjoying Canada; it’s a completely different world from what they’re used to in London,” noted the insider.