Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are on the move again! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to step down as senior royals back in early January 2020, and in the official statement published on their Sussex Royal website, they said they planned to balance their time between the UK and North America. In the months following, the couple seemingly spent the majority of their time in Canada and Los Angeles, but their latest move has royal enthusiasts even more curious about what their future holds.
After stepping back, Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie originally settled on Vancouver Island, a quiet, idyllic spot off Canada's Pacific Coast. According to a source for People, the couple spent much of their time hiking in the woods and relaxing indoors. TMZ even photographed Harry visiting a local grocery store to pick up sandwiches in mid-February, so it seems they'd fully embraced the simple life.
However, shortly after, they relocated and moved into Tyler Perry's mansion in LA, where Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, lives, as well as many of her friends. The move followed the announcement that the US-Canadian border would be closed to nonessential travel due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Now, Harry and Meghan have put roots down in Santa Barbara. In August 2020, People reported that the pair bought a home in the beautiful seaside town. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year," a rep for Harry and Meghan stated. "They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbours, as well as for them as a family."
According to the funding section of the Sussex Royal website, the Duke and Duchess will continue to have use of Frogmore Cottage as their official residence whenever they return to the UK (with Queen Elizabeth's permission, of course). The couple last visited the Commonwealth in early March to fulfil their last engagements as working royals, and in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, it's unlikely they'll be able to visit again anytime soon. Here's hoping they're living their best lives together.