Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
reportedly asked their neighbors in Montecito for a lofty favor ‒ only to allegedly be rejected
after the royal couple’s staff went a little overboard with their demands.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
purchased a $14 million Santa Barbara mansion shortly after their
withdrawal from the Royal Family in early 2020, and have spent the last two
years raising their children, Archie, 3, and one-year-old Lilibet, at the
sprawling Californian estate.
It’s understood that the
A-list family’s house boasts nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, making it
significantly larger than their newlywed’s abode of Frogmore Cottage in
Windsor. It also has plenty of outdoor luxuries, including a swimming pool,
tiered rose gardens, and a teahouse.
It has now been reported that
Meghan and Harry had an awkward moment with a fellow Montecito local, however,
after a Sussex spokesperson apparently asked one of their neighbors if the
celebrity couple could play on their tennis court.
“[The Sussexes] didn’t
have a tennis court and so they asked, or their team asked, some neighbors,
‘Could they come and play tennis on your tennis court?’ The people said,
‘absolutely, no problem at all,'” he said. “Then another message came
saying, ‘You do appreciate that when the Sussexes come to play tennis, you’ll
be obliged to leave your property?’ At which point I think the answer was