According to locals, MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are looking for a new mansion in an exclusive gated community.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been looking for new accommodation after outgrowing their £12million Montecito mansion.
The luxury villa they bought in June 2020 has nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.
Set on 7.4 acres with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, it also features a private cinema, gym, spa and wine cellar.
It features a pub games room, a swimming pool and a separate guest house where Meghan’s mother, Doria, stays when she visits from her home in Los Angeles, 90 miles south of Montecito.
But now the pair have reportedly decided to sell and move — and are looking for homes in the nearby community of Hope Ranch that cost up to $22 million, according to The Santa Barbara News-Press.
The ranch is 10 miles from their current property – and would be a quieter community for Meghan, Harry and their two children.
It comes after The Sun yesterday revealed her hometown was being attacked by “sophisticated out-of-area theft gangs” who specialize in high-value property crime.
To combat the threat, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is installing six license plate recognition cameras around the celebrity hotspot of Montecito, where the Duke and Duchess live.
Stars who live in the area include Under Fire Maroon 5 Adam Levine and his family; Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and her daughter; Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande, Rob Lowe, music guru Scooter Braun and Friends legend Jennifer Aniston.
The Montecito Association emailed locals, including Harry and Meghan, saying the cameras would be installed “in response to the high-quality property crime we’ve been seeing lately.”
The alert added: “These crimes are being committed by sophisticated out-of-area theft gangs.”
The purpose of the solar-powered cameras, which cost $2,500 each, is to see who was in the area when a crime was reported.
They will also assist in searches for missing persons, active warrants, stolen vehicles and other investigations as part of a year-long process.
Harry and Meghan also parted ways with their US PR agency Sunshine Sachs this week.
The Duke and Duchess parted ways with the New York firm after their popularity plummeted.
Meghan has worked with the company since her acting days on legal drama Suits and is friends with senior partner Keleigh Thomas Morgan.
The PR chief was invited to the royal wedding and has also represented American actor Tyler Perry, whose Los Angeles mansion Harry and Meghan used as a base when looking for a place to live.
Sunshine Sachs played a key role when the Sussexes moved to California, allowing them to benefit from contacts and a network of advisers and celebrities.
The Sun has reached out to the Sussexes’ spokesman for comment.
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