Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, are all contentedly residing in their Montecito mansion.
The magnificent £11 million home recently hosted Lilibet’s christening, which was missed by the Prince and Princess of Wales. But this is the reason the couple’s “calm” and “healing” mansion has received such a strong warning.
The residence was originally built by multimillionaire business magnate Terry Cunningham, who has since informed the royal family that because of its location, it may be vulnerable to significant mudslides.
The Sussexes have lived in the house for a while, and during that time, their neighborhood has seen droughts, floods, and fires.
Ellen DeGeneres, a neighbor and fellow Montecito resident, posted a worrisome video of herself seeking cover from the storm in January. The entire town of Montecito is being evacuated, she said. This is absurd! We are experiencing unusually heavy rain. We are prepared to evacuate with horses.
Our house is next to a creek that never ever flows. It is currently two feet up and will rise another nine feet. We must treat Mother Nature with more respect. Be careful, everyone. Yikes.”
We “sure as hell” didn’t think about it [the mudslides] when we were building, but it’s definitely something I would be thinking about now,” Terry said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday about his labor of love.
The enormous house, known as the Chateau of Riven Rock, was built by Terry over the course of four years, and every aspect of it, from the indoor-outdoor flow of the layout to the sophisticated heating and ventilation system that can recognize the presence of fog, was designed by him.
The expansive estate also boasts a full-size tennis court, a wine cellar, a sizable children’s play area, and a huge family kitchen.
We enjoyed seeing the couple’s stunning gardens and stylish lounge area when we caught glimpses of the couple’s home in their Netflix series.