Meghan and Harry are finally homeowners - and their pad is fit for a king and a queen

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Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, are finally first-time homeowners after snapping up a lavish mansion in Santa Barbara, California. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, are finally first-time homeowners after snapping up a lavish mansion in Santa Barbara, California. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

They've lived in a cosy cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, a controversially refurbished pad in the English countryside, a mansion in Canada and an ostentatious sweep of magnificence in the heart of Hollywood.

But they’ve never really had a place that was all theirs. Either the roof over their heads was a gift from the queen or on loan from a fabulously rich friend.

Until now, that is. Harry and Meghan, are finally king and queen of their own castle after dropping an eye-watering $14,65 million (about R256m) on a sprawling suburban estate in Montecito in the Californian city of Santa Barbara. The French Provencal-style home – or the Chateau of Riven Rock as it’s rather grandly called – could accommodate several members of the royal family, should they decide to pop over the pond for their next summer hols.

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