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Meghan Markle’s Gorgeous Los Angeles Home Is Up for Sale – But who buy?


Meghan Markle is currently living it up in
the newly renovated Frogmore Cottage with Prince Harry. But before she moved to England and into the
royal residences, she lived in a gorgeous home in Los Angeles. They might both be parks but they are five-and-a-half
thousand miles – and whole worlds – apart. One is Hancock Park, a mid-priced suburb of
Los Angeles, beloved of those trying to make their fame and fortune in Hollywood and the
other is Windsor Great Park, home to the Queen and, more recently, Meghan Markle. What a long way the former TV actress has
come since she called Hancock Park home. Now her Californian “starter home” could
be yours for a cool £1.5million. The four-bedroom house Meghan shared with
her first husband, briefly, has gone up for sale. A 2,262-sq-ft colonial-style property built
in 1924, it has a stunning open-plan format with ­natural hardwood flooring throughout
the downstairs, including in the large, eat-in kitchen with its ­stainless steel appliances,
marble countertops and gold trimmings. The sprawling ground floor boasts a bright
family room, a quaint fireplace, elegant white mouldings and high ceilings. All of the home’s bedrooms are on the second
floor, with two having en‑suite bathrooms. Prospective ­buyers wanting to soak up the
Californian sun can eat outdoors in the garden’s al fresco dining spot. The shaded seating area gives way to a mid-size
garden with a second seating area in the sun, and palm trees overhead. The property includes a private garage at
the end of a gated driveway for maximum security. It’s clad in whitewashed timber boards with
shutters on the upper floor and has a red brick chimney. Back when Meghan fleetingly lived there, she
was making a living writing her now defunct blog called The Tig and jobbing as an actress
in a medical drama along with bit parts in Hollywood films. The year was 2011 and the future Duchess of
Sussex was ­married to TV producer Trevor Engelson after a relaxed beach ­wedding in
Jamaica that September. The Duchess of Sussex, 38, met Trevor, 42,
in 2004 when she was just starting out in her acting career. They moved to Hancock Park in 2011 while Meghan
was looking for her big break. And it came three months before the couple
had even tied the knot when Meghan landed the role of Rachel Zane in a new legal drama
called Suits. In fact, it is fair to say that Trevor spent
most of the time in the house without his new bride. “When she landed the role in Suits, Meghan
became a legitimate bonafide celebrity,” says royal correspondent Ashley Pearson. “Although
Suits was set in New York, the majority of the filming took place in Toronto and Meghan
moved from Hancock Park to the Canadian city just months after she married Trevor. “This was the first time she would have
had her name called out on a red carpet. This was the first time she would have been papped.
So this was a big adjustment for her and it all happened away from home.” Just 18 months later, in 2013, Meghan filed
for divorce – citing “irreconcilable differences”. According to Andrew Morton’s 2018 biography
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, her husband back in Hancock Park had no idea the marriage
was in crisis. The Duchess reportedly dumped her boyfriend
of nine years “totally out of the blue” and returned both her wedding and engagement
rings in the post. One of Trevor’s friends said the producer
was left feeling “like he was a piece of something stuck to the bottom of her shoe”. Miss Pearson added: “The problem with the
marriage was the distance. As soon as they got married, she got the gig on Suits and
she was in Toronto and he was in LA. The ­relationship just didn’t last.” Desperate to keep a base on the West Coast
after she’d made Toronto her primary residence, Meghan and her ex rented out Hancock Park
before selling it on. It is while living in the Canadian city that
she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Meghan and Harry are said to be planning a
royal tour of the United States when their baby, Archie, is old enough to travel. It is thought that one of the stops will be
her former Hollywood stomping ground. But it’s also rumoured that the royal couple
is considering buying a property in LA so they can be nearer to Meghan’s mum, Doria
Ragland. “Meghan definitely wants a place in Los
Angeles – she loves the city, the lifestyle and ­climate,” a source said. “Ultimately,
she is a California girl and can breathe ­easier there.” For now, Meghan will have to make do with
Grade II-listed Frogmore Cottage, the house near Windsor Castle where, as the newly-wed
Duchess of Sussex, Meghan moved in this year. During the £2.4million taxpayer-funded renovations,
five adjoining houses were knocked together to make one huge “cottage”. On top of this, the home had the beams and
floors replaced and a new gas and water system was installed. The house was fitted with 10 bedrooms, new
bathrooms, and a luxurious kitchen. A gym and a yoga studio were also added. The house was completely redecorated and a
state-of-the-art nursery was put in for the royal baby. Although a lot was spent on ­renovations
for Meghan and Harry, a royal spokesman said Frogmore Cottage was “earmarked for renovation”
and the Duke and Duchess paid for all “fixtures and fittings” themselves. Many predict that despite Meghan’s move
from Hancock Park, first to Toronto then into the heart of the British royal family, it
may not be the last the West Coast has seen of her. She is extremely close to Doria and mother
and daughter hate being separated by such a distance. Meghan, Harry and their friends have made
no secret of her hatred of publicity and what she calls an invasion of her privacy. “Spending time in LA would also allow Meghan
some freedom and independence from both the Palace and the Press – and more control
over her life and the people around her,” a source said. “She is a duchess in the UK, but she would
be a queen in LA.”

15 Comments

Penny Shaw

Aug 8, 2019, 10:27 am Reply

Who cares ?

Rosanna Manfrè

Aug 8, 2019, 11:39 am Reply

Poverina…..

Belinda Kobayashi

Aug 8, 2019, 2:22 pm Reply

The fake news reporter is stupid. I wish you would go back to your old format.

Constance Cashmorris

Aug 8, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

I dont think she would be .nouthing in la wwe never even heard of her and shes not a likeable person at all a lier and a very nasty person to bad she took harry down with her…

Kenneth Goldsmith

Aug 8, 2019, 5:19 pm Reply

Hancock park ? Haha for me that area is for the wannabe, close to centre downtown but not expensive at all. No top celebrities wanna stay in Hancock park. Cheap – probably only 1 million pounds top! She’s a nobody.

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Aug 8, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

Who gives a flying fuck about British snbbery.

Laren Thomas

Aug 8, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

Why go through someone's past negatively ..It's a beautiful house once shared with previous husband..You and I both weren't there..We don't know about marriage..from there..Keep it positive..

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Aug 8, 2019, 10:13 pm Reply

Not her own house but with her ex husband. She wouldn't have been able to afford it on her own. She's a golddigger.

Lena Grasso

Aug 8, 2019, 5:13 am Reply

her and trevor's home – now that he remarried he has house up for sale – mm has nothing to do with this house. nice try!!

Blake Underwood

Aug 8, 2019, 12:29 pm Reply

You mean the house you haters said ,she didn't have,couldn't afford,while she was sleeping on friends couches…lol…you losers are pathetic!! Hahahahah

Karamoko Divaka

Aug 8, 2019, 3:26 am Reply

Fake and mad news .

Stela Antunes

Aug 8, 2019, 2:48 pm Reply

E alguém tem alguma coisa a ver com a vida da Megan? Essa agora. Deixem_se de coscuvilhices e metam_se nas vossas vidas. A vida é dela e só a ela diz respeito, mais nada.

Erlinda Ramos

Aug 8, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

That’s a lie. She doesn’t own a home. She is renting.

Michelle Ahuvale

Aug 8, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

Too NOISY about Meghan private life.
How about leave her alone man buzz off..get lost..jealous people lol

Bianca Toivola

Sep 9, 2019, 2:49 pm Reply

Prince Harry marrige by forced!he us Meghan client's!tell the true Harry and be free from hell.we stay live you Harry.

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