“For the first time in a long time, they have a clear focus,” a source said of the Sussexes’ new move.
- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan bought their new family home in Santa Barbara with their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, in mind.
- “They’re excited to be there and to become part of the community. It’s a really happy time for them as a family,” a source told People.
The Sussexes’ move to Santa Barbara marked a “pivotal moment” for their small family.
According to People, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s decision to relocate to the California beach town from Los Angeles was made with their young son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, in mind.
“This is their permanent home. Ever since Archie arrived, everything has been so turbulent, and many things have been up in the air,” a source said. “It has not been easy, necessarily. For the first time in a long time, they have a clear focus.”
Ahead of their final move—the pair view their new house as their forever home—the Sussexes were temporarily residing in director and producer Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles estate as they searched for the perfect fit. Continuing to stay in California, however, was always part of the royals’ plan.
“They both love California, and Santa Barbara has a magic to it—the mountains, oceans, vineyards, flowers, gardens. It’s so beautiful,” said another insider.
In addition to having their new hometown serve as a gorgeous backdrop for their new lives, Harry and Meghan are just as excited to have a proper space where their young son can grow and play, and where they all can take part in the community.
“Archie is really happy, and he has some space to run free. The house came with a play structure that he’ll be climbing in no time,” added the insider. “They’re excited to be there and to become part of the community. It’s a really happy time for them as a family.”