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Meghan Markle’s pre-royal homes unveiled – be prepared to be amazed

Archie and Lilibet live with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in a £11 million mansion in Montecito, but where did the Duchess of Sussex live as a child and while she was a Suits cast member?

Discover Meghan Markle’s former residences, including the opulent home she shared with her ex-husband Trevor Engelson.


Meghan Markle lived in humble homes growing up

Meghan Markle’s childhood home

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Meghan Markle. She and her parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, along with half-siblings Thomas Jr. and Samantha, lived in a two-bedroom house on Providencia Street in Woodland Hills until she was two.


Meghan Markle’s second childhood home

Meghan and her mother Doria moved into an apartment in Mild-Wilshire, Los Angeles, following their parents’ divorce in 1983. As it was closer to her high school, the Duchess of Sussex spent the weekdays at her father’s apartment behind the Hollywood Strip until she graduated and left for college in 1999.


Meghan Markle’s sorority home

In addition to studying theatre and international studies at Northwestern University in Illinois, close to Chicago, Meghan Markle was also a part of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. The sorority house in Evanston, Illinois was situated in the center of the university’s campus.


Meghan Markle’s Toronto home

Meghan Markle and her two dogs Guy and Bogart resided in Toronto while the Netflix series Suits was being filmed.

She relocated from Los Angeles to Toronto in 2011, but she reportedly ended up dividing her time between the two cities because her ex-husband Trevor worked in LA.


Meghan Markle’s former marital home


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Before getting divorced in 2013, Meghan and her ex-husband Trevor Engelson owned a mansion in Los Angeles. The former marital residence is currently on the market for about £1.5 million.

The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sizable garden, and a place to dine outside, according to the listing. Following their divorce in 2013, Meghan moved back into her Toronto home before moving to London to be with Prince Harry.


Meghan Markle’s residence at Kensington Palace



Just after their engagement was made public in November 2017, Meghan moved in with Prince Harry to live in the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Harry had lived in the cottage since 2013.


Meghan Markle’s residence at Frogmore Cottage


When Meghan and Harry moved into Frogmore Cottage at the beginning of 2019, they left Kensington Palace behind. In 2019, the property’s five separate apartments were combined to create the couple’s and their infant son Archie’s official home.


Meghan Markle’s temporary LA home

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex lived in Hollywood actor Tyler Perry’s former home while they were looking for a permanent residence in the US after stepping down as senior royals. The 12-bedroom, 8-bath Beverly Hills mansion cost $18 million to build.

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