With all of the drama that 2020 has brought – global pandemics, civil rights movements, climate change disasters, incredibly scary politics, you know the drill – it’s been easy to forget that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry literally up and left the monarchy with their baby, moved halfway across the world, and, in the most millennial move of all, announced the whole thing on Instagram. But over the past few weeks, the couple has been popping up a bit again, giving us a glimpse into their post-palace life in California.
Just like you can take the Instagram away from the woman, but you can’t take the avocado toast flat-lay, Meghan’s home looks to be exactly as you’d expect from a former lifestyle blogger, complete with a lot of beige, books and, naturally, a Diptyque candle. In a new clip posted rather randomly for America’s Got Talent, the 39-year-old sits in her living room in Montecito, Santa Barbara, a humble abode which is reportedly worth US $14.65 million, featuring nine-bedroom and 16 bathrooms.
This isn’t the first time Meghan has given us a glimpse into the home, either. Earlier this month, she did a public Zoom call with UK-based charity Smartworks, during which she sat in front of a marble fireplace in what looks to be the family’s dining room.
This week, the couple also shared a glimpse at their backyard, appearing on the TIME100 to encourage people in the US to vote in the upcoming election. Though they didn’t specifically endorse any candidate, Harry said that people should “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” while Meghan said, “Every four years, we’re told, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”
Trump’s response? “I’m not a fan of hers and I would say this, and she has probably heard this, I wish a lot of luck to Harry — because he’s going to need it.” Yawn.