Harry and Meghan's new home for their next Hollywood chapter? Couple eye-up $18m Malibu property a stones-throw away from Kardashian friends as they prepare for relaunch after high profile A-list hangouts

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be considering selling their Montecito home, which they bought in 2020 for $14 million
  • Over the Labor Day weekend the pair reportedly viewed an $8 million, 5-acre plot of land in Malibu, with ocean views and plans for a $10 million house
  • The couple have spent much of the past week with Hollywood friends: Markle’s mother was with the Kardashians, while they were in LA for Beyonce and soccer 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been to visit the site of an $18million mansion in Malibu, increasing speculation the pair could be looking to leave Montecito and move their family closer to Hollywood.

The couple went to see the estate over the Labor Day weekend, sources told TMZ.

At present, it offers little more than a parcel of land – valued at $8million – with a swimming pool already built, and plans for a modern 10,000-square-foot property, which would cost $10million to erect.

Harry, 38, and Meghan, 42, have lived in their nine-bedroom, $14million mansion in Montecito since 2020.

The 18,000-square-foot Mediterranean style home features rose gardens, century-old olive trees, a tennis court, a tea house, a children’s cottage and a pool, as well as a two-bedroom guesthouse.

Other locals include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.

But the house is 85 miles from Hollywood – a drive of around an hour and a half – and in recent weeks speculation has been building that they may soon move.

The Malibu plot is only 25 miles from Hollywood, or a 45-minute drive.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be eyeing this $8 million plot in Malibu, just above the Pacific Coast Highway

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be eyeing this $8 million plot in Malibu, just above the Pacific Coast Highway

The 5.26-acre site already has a swimming pool, and is described as secluded and private

The 5.26-acre site already has a swimming pool, and is described as secluded and private

This $10 million home will be built on the site, the real estate agency say

This $10 million home will be built on the site, the real estate agency say

Harry and Meghan are said to be considering selling their Montecito home and moving to Malibu

Harry and Meghan are said to be considering selling their Montecito home and moving to Malibu

Harry and Meghan bought this $14 million estate in Montecito in 2020, but are said to be keen to move

Harry and Meghan bought this $14 million estate in Montecito in 2020, but are said to be keen to move

And it is a mere 15 miles from Calabasas, where the Kardashians live. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was photographed at a charity event with Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner.

The Malibu site already has a guardhouse, protecting the long drive to where the main residence will be built.

The property, above Broad Beach and the Pacific Coast Highway, will feature a striking ultra-modern main house with expansive windows and sweeping ocean views, according to the renderings.

Brendan Brown, of Westside Estate Agency, has the listing of the property and promoted it on Instagram last month.

‘Incredible Malibu development opportunity – RTI ready with plans by award winning architect, and foundation underway,’ he wrote.

‘Located directly above PCH and overlooking Broad Beach, this unrivaled lot that affords the most extreme privacy is offered at $8 million.’

He said the site is 5.26 acres, with 360-degree ocean views.

‘Completely gated for privacy and security,’ he added.

The plot is seen from above, with the guardhouse and pool already in

The plot is seen from above, with the guardhouse and pool already in

The site is above the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu's Broad Beach

The site is above the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu’s Broad Beach

The fenced-in site is described by the realtor as an 'unrivaled lot that affords the most extreme privacy'

The fenced-in site is described by the realtor as an ‘unrivaled lot that affords the most extreme privacy’

The couple are said to be keen to find somewhere secluded for their family, but also close enough to Hollywood for their increasing number of Hollywood jaunts.

On Monday, Markle was in Los Angeles for Beyonce’s concert – having attended on Friday with her husband.

The Duchess of Sussex returned to the SoFi stadium on Monday without Harry, but was seen alongside Tyler Perry, who is godfather to their son Archie. She was also photographed with Kerry Washington and former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland.

Harry, meanwhile, was in LA on Sunday night to watch Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami side defeat the Will Ferrell-owned LAFC.

Harry was pictured in animated conversation with Ferrell, but notably avoided David Beckham – who co-owns Inter Miami – and his son Brooklyn.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly accused the Beckhams in a phone call of leaking stories about them, which the Beckhams found deeply insulting.

And a move closer to Hollywood would help both of their rocky road to media stardom.

On August 26, Meghan's mother Doria Ragland was seen cosying up to Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian at a glitzy event for charity This Is Humanity in Los Angeles

On August 26, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was seen cosying up to Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian at a glitzy event for charity This Is Humanity in Los Angeles 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were pictured in the crowd with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland at SoFi Stadium on Friday for the first night of Beyoncé's three dates at the venue

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were pictured in the crowd with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland at SoFi Stadium on Friday for the first night of Beyoncé’s three dates at the venue

Prince Harry was seen on Sunday night attending an LAFC match against Inter Miami

Prince Harry was seen on Sunday night attending an LAFC match against Inter Miami

Harry sat with LAFC executives and an array of stars in the BMO Stadium from a box costing up to $9,000

Harry sat with LAFC executives and an array of stars in the BMO Stadium from a box costing up to $9,000

Harry went to see LAFC on Sunday and was pictured with Rob McElhenney

Harry went to see LAFC on Sunday and was pictured with Rob McElhenney

David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami, is pictured on Sunday at the LAFC stadium

David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami, is pictured on Sunday at the LAFC stadium

Kerry Washington, Kelly Rowland and Meghan Markle at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday

Kerry Washington, Kelly Rowland and Meghan Markle at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday

The pictures are reminiscent of those Meghan used to post on her personal Instagram account - including this one in 2016, while fans signed up for her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig

The pictures are reminiscent of those Meghan used to post on her personal Instagram account – including this one in 2016, while fans signed up for her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig

Meghan is plotting a return to Instagram, she confirmed, and is said to be hoping to run a Goop-style lifestyle blog, revamping her former site The Tig.

They were axed by Spotify in June, ending a $20 million deal, but are still said to be working on content for Netflix.

Harry’s latest show, Heart of Invictus, was released on August 30 but the five-part series has failed to make Netflix’s Top 10 chart in either the US and the UK.

Newsweek branded the show a ‘flop.’

Harry is expected in the UK on Thursday at the WellChild Awards, but is not expected to see his father or brother.

He will then travel to Germany for the Invictus Games, with his wife expected to join him there.




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