When news of Harry and Meghan’s separation from the royal family broke in January, the couple spread the word that they wouldn’t consider moving to the U.S. until Donald Trump was no longer president. Maybe they know something we don’t, because, as People reports, they have already set up camp in L.A.
The couple are now living in what’s being described as a “secluded compound” somewhere in the region. While the specific location has not been released, major realtors confirmed earlier this year that the rogue royals were concentrating their search on remote Malibu estates–conveniently out of reach of tour buses and tabloid reporters.
Tracy Tutor, an agent with Douglas Elliman Beverly Hills, claims H&M visited at least a half dozen properties in the area, most of them priced around $20 million. Among the houses that piqued their interest is Petra Manor, a 12,000-square-foot mansion in the gated community Serra Retreat. The home, owned by divorced TV personalities David Charvet and Brooke Burke, has housed a number of big names. Mel Gibson previously owned it, and Kylie Jenner sublet it for grand summer fetes in 2018– for a cool 14 grand a night.
An L.A.-area relocation makes sense for the high-profile once-noble couple. Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, lives in Windsor Hills. And the Suits star-turned-royal-turned free agent is looking to get back in the Hollywood game. For her first post-palace gig, she’ll be narrating Elephants for Disney+, debuting on April 3.
Wherever in the city they may be, the couple and their son, Archie, are reportedly staying at home and waiting out the pandemic. Harry’s father, Prince Charles, announced this week that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old says he is in good health and suffering only mild symptoms.