By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be looking for a new home near Pacific Palisades, according to The Telegraph.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, officially stepped down as senior royals on March 31, and have reportedly relocated to California with their 10-month-old baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, leaving Canada before the borders closed for non-essential travel.
The National Post reported the couple is “understood to be house hunting in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, one of the most exclusive areas on the Pacific Coast Highway.”
The home would be near where Diana, Princess of Wales allegedly planned to move to in 1997, according to her longtime bodyguard Paul Burrell in a videotaped report on “Inside Edition.”
“They’re following in Diana’s footsteps,” Burrell said, claiming Princess Diana had confided in him in that she wanted to buy a home in California to give her children a “new perspective on life.”
Princess Diana’s then-boyfriend, the late Dodi Fayed, had purchased a home in Paradise Cove in June 1997—two months before their lives ended in a Paris car crash. Actress and icon Julie Andrews had previously owned the home with her film director husband, Blake Edwards.
The home, including furnishings, sold for $8.6 million in 1998 to Stan Kroenke, who, at the time, was the co-owner of the St. Louis Rams with Georgia Frontiere and married to Walmart heiress Ann Walton.
Fayed, the son of a billionaire and former Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, was a film producer and jet-setter, according to Town and Country Magazine.
During Fayed’s stint in the film industry, he received an executive producer credit on “Hook,” directed by Palisadian Steven Spielberg, and on Academy Award-winner “Chariots of Fire.”
Whether the couple ends up in Malibu or the Palisades is yet to be seen, but in either case, they would be close to Woodland Hills, where Markle grew up.
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