Meghan Markle gave royal fans a sneak peek at the decor of her new home in Montecito, Santa Barbara during a video call celebrating the first anniversary of the release of her workwear capsule collection, the Smart Set.
Joining a video call with the charity Smart Works, Meghan spoke with three women who have been helped by the charity to return to work. Smart Works equips women with clothing and confidence so that they can attend interviews and secure employment.
Meghan sat in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace during the video chat, on top of which sat a vintage print of a bear holding the state of California. With white walls, the towering indoor tree placed in the corner next to a window pane, helps to create a calming backdrop.
The artwork is taken from the cover of the sheet music for I Love You, California, the regional anthem of the state. Having been born and raised in California, it makes sense that Meghan would want to celebrate her heritage with this framed print.
Prince Harry and Meghan quietly moved to Santa Barbara with their son Archie over the summer. The couple’s spokesperson confirmed: ‘They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbours, as well as for them as a family.’
The couple have also paid back the estimated £2.4 million renovation costs for Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. While they now reside in Santa Barbara, Frogmore Cottage will remain their UK residence. It was previously agreed that they would pay rent at a commercial rate on the property.
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