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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle move into $14.7 million mansion in Santa Barbara

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bought their new mansion in Santa Barbara.

The property is located on a private road in a luxury and secluded estate in Montecito.   With the purchase it makes them neighbours to celebs Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.

The mansion sits on 5.4 acres of land and has nine bedrooms and 16-bathrooms.

The estate has sweeping lawns, tiered rose gardens, tall Italian cypress trees, blooming lavender, century old olive trees, a tennis court, tea house, children’s cottage and a pool. It also boasts a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house.

The home is around a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles.

The Royal couple bought the mansion from a Russian businessman for US$ 14.7 million.

In January, the two announced that they were stepping back from the royal family, giving up their royal titles. They said at the time that they wanted to be financially independent.

It didn’t go quite as planned. The palace released its own statement in response and several conversations took place. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Canada with their son, Archie.

The couple have kept a low profile since relocating to Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles. They have been spotted delivering meals to residents in need during the pandemic since officially giving up their royal duties in March.

Markle also appears to be settling back into her Hollywood roots as the narrator for the Disney+ documentary, “Elephants.”

The couple are believed to be living in Santa Barbara for the past six weeks.