Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in Montecito with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home could be under threat as Oprah ‘builds controversial wall’

Currently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reside in Montecito, but their $14 million home may soon be in jeopardy due to a contentious development next door at Oprah Winfrey’s house.

A boulder wall that will hopefully shield Oprah’s $100 million mansion from potential flooding damage is being built there. According to Noozhawk, Jimenez Nursery, a business in Carpinteria, utilized the mogul’s address when requesting a permit. Although it is intended to safeguard Oprah’s home, some people are worried that it might reroute flood waters that could then affect their own homes.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex live in Montecito
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There have also been questions raised about how the boulder wall would fare in a flood and whether it would become even more dangerous.

It is currently unknown if Oprah is aware of the wall or if she gave the go-ahead for its construction.

Large rainstorms frequently hit Montecito, and the wall’s construction will replace one that was destroyed on January 9 as a result of bad weather.

Back in 2018, after mud and boulders fell down from the nearby Santa Ynez Mountains, a series of mudslides in the town killed 23 people and resulted in over 150 hospitalizations.


Concerns about a wall at Oprah’s home have been raised
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The couple’s expensive Montecito home has a huge kitchen, a stately entryway, and even a family pool that will make your neighbors green with envy.

The Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan featured numerous glimpses into Harry and Meghan’s private lives, including a charming scene of the family in the backyard where viewers could see the pool.

While Meghan was hidden behind the camera, Prince Harry was seen throwing oranges to his young son Archie from a tree. A portion of their outdoor pool was visible as the Duchess panned around the outdoor area, and Pula, their dog, was seen playing nearby.

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The official name of their home is the Chateau of Riven Rock, and it was made available for rent on the website Giggster so that people could rent it out for photo shoots and other events, giving royal fans access to the entire pool.

Around the perimeter, it is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas, all of which were wrapped up and covered when the photo was taken.

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