Speaking to Closer, a source claimed Meghan had ‘a lot more going on than people realize’, and was even dubbed ‘The Princess of Montecito’ as she forged a new lifestyle in Santa Barbara. She lives with Prince Harry in a nine-bed £11million mansion in Montecito, a town in Santa Barbara, near Los Angeles, with their two children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one. The pair have been spotted dining at lavish restaurants and hanging out at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, whose membership costs over £8,000 a month – but Ms Markle has her eyes set on her next move , according to the source.
The source said: “There’s a lot more going on in Meghan’s world than people realize.
“His royal status gives him a lot of influence.
“She spends most of her time in Montecito, but she goes to Los Angeles every week or so.
“Meghan loves driving around LA to get to the same hiking trails she used to visit back then, off the beaten path.
“Often, she goes alone with the dogs [Pula and Guy]which gives him time to think.
Meghan previously revealed on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, that she enjoys slow-paced mornings, complete with meditation, journaling and hot yoga. She wrote: “On my perfect day, I woke up late, walked my dogs, did yoga before a perfect sashimi lunch.
Sources have previously revealed how the actress-turned-humanitarian plans to get into politics. It seemed even more likely after Ms Markle revealed last month that she would travel to Washington after speaking out against the Roe V. Wade ruling, which bans abortion in several US states.
The source added: “With all this speculation surrounding his political career ambitions, everyone thinks Harry would be happy with the idea of being First Gentleman if it achieves his long-term goal.
“Having said that, he might be okay for now – but you have to wonder for how much longer.”
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“Meghan is often very busy on Zoom business calls, or traveling to Los Angeles for meetings, which Harry often drives her to.
“Then he goes back to the kids as soon as possible because he doesn’t like leaving them with nannies.”
Ms Markle would also spend a lot of time with her good friend Oprah Winfrey, as well as forming friendships with Ellen DeGeneres, Serena Williams, James Corden and their neighbors, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry.
The source said: ‘She’s been spending quite a bit of time at Oprah’s lavish home, where they’ll relax with her closest friend, Gayle King, and talk about everything from Meghan’s future plans to what’s going on at the UK and how Harry is coping with everything. »