The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are eyeing off a sprawling mansion in the flashy neighbourhood of Kitsilano, West Vancouver.

By Holly Johnson

Posted on January 30, 2020

Now that the dust has (somewhat) settled around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ shock departure from the royal family, one big question remains.

Where will they settle down in Canada?

According to The Sun, Meghan and Harry are planning to purchase a £21 million (US$27.3 million) mansion in Kitsilano, a high-end neighbourhood in West Vancouver.

Boasting six bedrooms and five bathrooms, the four-storey mansion has plenty of room for the couple and their son, Archie – plus any royal guests.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

There’s also a private guest suite on the uppermost level, floor-ceiling-windows and wraparound terraces offering spectacular waterfront views of the mountains and downtown Vancouver.

When it comes to security, the privacy offered at the 108-year-old residence – dubbed the ‘Megha-mansion’ – should be more than sufficient.

Situated on a 1,140-square-metre block of land, it’s surrounded by gates, manicured screen hedges and 6-metre beachside walls.

The 640-square-metre home is located on Point Grey Road, known to Vancouver locals as the ‘Golden Mile’ for its rich and famous residents.

Vancouver homeThe home is just one of many mansions on Point Grey Road, Kitsilano.

Billionaire Chip Wilson, the owner of Lululemon, also lives on the street.

A Vancouver-based property source told The Sun: “The house is a real gem in Kitsilano – one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

“The area is particularly sought after by super-rich and image conscious young achievers.

“But best of all for Harry and Meghan, it’s quiet and locals respect each other and value their privacy.

“They’d fit in very well.”

Harry and Meghan are set to snap up the property for a knockdown price after new tax rules on top-end homes caused a 16% drop in value in the area over two years.

For this reason, the mansion is considered something of a bargain.

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But, what’s to become of the newly renovated Frogmore Cottage?

Taxpayers shelled out £2.4million to fully modernise the historic 219-year-old property, which is owned by the Queen.

It has been confirmed the pair will pay back the money spent on the extensive refurbishment.

“Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen,” reads the couple’s website.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage – with the permission of Her Majesty The Queen – as their official residence as they continue to support the Monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom.”

How much time they’ll actually spend at Frogmore Cottage in the future is unclear.

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