Although they’re currently bunking up in a $US14 million ($A21 million) Vancouver mansion, it’s being speculated that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are planning to move to Los Angeles.
According to the Daily Mail, Meghan and Harry are thinking about buying a Malibu mansion near Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
It was Caitlyn Jenner who first leaked the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were secretly house-hunting in LA’s poshest seaside community.
The reality star couldn’t resist sharing neighbourhood gossip with the hosts of TV’s Loose Women program, telling that the hosts that she’d heard “[Prince Harry and Meghan Markle] were looking for a house in Malibu.”
Reports have now emerged that Harry and Markle are keen on one particular Malibu house: a hulking, European-style $US7 million mansion known as Petra Manor, tucked away within an exclusive guard-gated community.
Petra Manor was once briefly home to the biggest influencer of them all – 22-year-old lip kit tycoon Kylie Jenner, who rented the house for about two weeks in 2018.
Petra Manor was custom-built in 2015 by David Charvet and Brooke Burke, on land that they originally purchased for Mel Gibson.
The giant house still appears to be jointly owned by the now-divorced couple, though they do not reside there, and the property has long serviced as a high-priced rental home for visiting billionaires and foreign dignitaries.
The house is located within Serra Retreat, one of Malibu’s few guard-gated communities and arguably the city’s most private enclave.
Although it’s hidden away within that securely guard-gated community, the property is also walled and gated for ultimate peace of mind.
Surrounded by mature oak and sycamore trees, the stone manor has eight bedrooms and a whopping 10 bathrooms – ample space for a young family and plenty of attitude.