Duchess Meghan & Prince Harry rented a $14 million waterfront mansion

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Take a moment and consider the alternate headlines in the British tabloids IF the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had decided to go to Sandringham for Christmas. There would have been “feud” headlines, likely with the Cambridges. There would have been headlines about the Queen and/or Charles telling the Sussexes to stop doing something, or to start doing something, because the point is that the Sussexes need to be told off in some way (according to the tabs). There would comparison fashion photos for the Christmas church-walk, and accusations of the Sussexes trying to steal the thunder of Will/Kate/George/Charlotte/Charles et al. All in all, I’m glad the Sussexes avoided all of it. But of course, there are still tons of complaints. Like, How Dare They Rent a Mansion.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent their first Christmas with baby Archie in a $14.1 million waterfront mansion owned by a mystery multi-millionaire, DailyMail.com can reveal. The royal family and the Duchess of Sussex’s mother Doria Ragland enjoyed time in one of the most idyllic spots on Vancouver Island.

The eight-bedroom gated estate on Vancouver Island, Canada, boasts two beaches and views across the peninsula from the four acre property. Locals in the island’s rural community of North Saanich noticed cameras and fences erected at the property as early as December 19, and the mansion is now swarming with security guards. One officer from the couple’s royal protection team was spotted patrolling the roads dressed in a Barbour jacket and driving a black Range Rover, and two other British guards were seen flying out from nearby Victoria International Airport, swapping in for new officers.

Locals described the weather as ‘excellent’ for the time of year. The royal couple have enjoyed mostly sunshine with highs of 48F during the day and lows of 32F at night. On Christmas day there was light rain in the morning with a temperature of 41F, which brightened into sunshine with clouds and 43F for the afternoon.

The French country-inspired mansion was listed by Sotheby’s in 2012 for $18,459,645 Canadian dollars ($14.1 million USD, £10.7 million) fully furnished, with a 11,416 square foot main house with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms and a 2,349 square foot guest cottage with three beds and two baths.

[From The Daily Mail]

“Locals…noticed cameras and fences erected at the property as early as December 19…” Yeah, the Sussexes left the UK in mid to late November? My theory is still that they were probably somewhere else in Canada – Toronto, most likely – for several weeks, and they only traveled to Vancouver Island in mid-December. They haven’t been staying at this fancy mansion the entire time. But the fact that they’re renting a fancy mansion… well, you can imagine the sniffs and racist dog-whistling. How Dare Meghan Stay Somewhere Nice. That’s all it amounts to. Meanwhile, the Cambridges always rent luxury properties too, and the buzz in the UK tabloids is “oooh, how fancy and inspo!”

Also: Harry and Meghan have officially filed to register the “Sussex Royal” as a trademark. I could have sworn they did this already, but maybe the whole trademark thing is complicated and and multinational. The British papers are trying to make it sound like Meghan is going to start hawking Sussex Royal-branded tchotchkes, but the reality is that they’re seeking these trademarks entirely for their charitable foundation.

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  1. DS9 says:

    Unless they rented it FOR 14mil, gtfo with this nonsense

    • Sunshine says:

      I would also like photographic evidence. The DM throws all types of information out there without any evidence or “real” sources.
      Wherever they stayed, I do hope that they enjoyed themselves.

    • bamaborn says:

      Thank you!!

    • Nic919 says:

      I mean let’s pretend it is more extravagant than staying on a private island. 😐

      • Marigold says:

        Exactly. No kidding. They rented a holiday house, which is what my family does every time we go away, too (albeit on a much smaller scale). It’s actually cheaper in the long run to rent something than stay in a hotel, and can you IMAGINE the kerfuffle if they’d disrupted the business of a hotel with their security?

        This couple would be criticized no matter what they did, so I’m glad they found a place to park where no one could get to them for a while.

      • yinyang says:

        ^ ^^ I agree wholeheartedly! H&M is damned if they do damned if they don’t. They need to cover cost of security plus public would be upset if a member of their beloved royal family was renting a cheap room at motel 6, and yet they have the expection of them not to cost money. (of course they didn’t buy this house) but on a side note the house price in Vancouver is higher than in Toronto, but also the wages are higher so it kind of evens out.

    • kerwood says:

      Exactly. The owner could have rented it to them for $1, just to have bragging rights.

    • Whose to say it wasn’t loaned to them! Also, the press would have only been happy if the Sussexes had stayed at Doria’s home in LA. THEY HAD STARTED THAT BS before they even left; ie., what about the security, where will security stay, etc. I agree with Kaiser, press does not want Meghan to have any sort of enjoyment in the level of society she now finds herself. I don’t read the articles, but I notice the headlines when they pop up in my NEWS. Several times recently, the Daily Mail started with headlines focusing on Meghan: “Meghan rents $14+ mansion” and “Meghan files for trademark,” and finally “Meghan looking to hire full time maid.” After a few hours those headlines were changed to: Sussexes rent…., Sussexes file for…, and my favorite switch, WINDSOR CASTLE is seeking to hire housekeeping staff… The DM is desperate for Meghan generated clicks. Nothing will change when they return to Britian, so I pray the Sussexes have caught their breath and have their game faces on.

      • Harla says:

        I hope they have their exit strategy in place.

      • Some chick says:

        Many people seem to hope they have an “exit strategy in place.”

        Ain’t. Going. To. Happen.

        Get over it.

        They can’t leave with Archie. He may not have the HRH but he is in the line of succession, inevitably. Which means he belongs to the Queen/Crown. Which means they cannot leave.

        That is how it works!

      • Olenna says:

        Archie does not belong to TQ. This subject has been discussed ad nauseam. I’ll repeat this previous comment as it applies to both Willie and Harry: “The Grand Opinion for the Prerogative Concerning the Royal Family (1717) apparently didn’t specify or even address custody of children. It appears to have been an *interpretation* of the opinion/rule around the time the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 was enacted (see OTS Solicitors site). Further, the *interpretation* addressed children and grandchildren, not great-grandchildren. In this day and age, it would be a royal catastrophe for the monarch to try to assume custody of over minor great-grandchildren while one or both parents are alive.”

    • LAB says:

      My husband and I just discussed this and think someone is full of it. 14 million, on the island? Seems a bit off. sure Vancouver proper has ridiculous real estate prices but on the Island this seems waaaaay inflated for headlines

      • Harla says:

        Noooo, the Daily Mail would never inflate costs to make Meghan look bad! Say it isn’t so! (massive eye roll)

      • lilspudlady says:

        Then you and your husband are out of touch with real estate prices in this part of the world, and have no idea what you’re talking about. Victoria also has incredibly expensive real estate – precisely because it’s waterfront property in a beautiful part of the world. At $14M (US) this is not even the most expensive piece of property that has been for sale, or sold in the past few years. Properties $15-$20 million (US) are not unheard of around here. Victoria is also 1 of 2 cities in the running for the 2022 Invictus Games so the fact they were said to be visiting here is not far-fetched at all. The fact that people who comment on this site regularly don’t know any of these FACTS tells me all I need to know about how much you guys really know about Harry, Meghan, Kate, William, Charles or the Queen.

      • Mo says:

        Fancy enclave waterfront houses are stupid expensive, even in the middle of “nowhere.” Also, a home like this is often sold furnished, because so much of the furniture is custom for the house, and it probably won’t work elsewhere. So how much of the furniture the new owners will “buy” becomes part of the price negotiations. But the initial ask usually includes it. Note: this is often not the case in an estate sale or when the owner has furniture they bought because they liked it, not just hiring a decorator to have it ready in a week.

      • Charlie says:

        It was on the market for $12m CANADIAN dollars a few years ago – and yeah, that’s the market there.

      • Skwinkee says:

        All the housing around here is mental. I live close to White Rock and there is a super boring house up the road from me for sale for $7M and that’s WITHOUT a view. Just a heinously ugly mansion being built across the street. $14M for a waterfront in North Saanich is about right. Especially around the chalet area. I used to live in North Saanich and there is some serious money out there.

    • teehee says:

      And ALL of us would rent it too, if we could.

      Important edit: Yes, the housing market!! A plain, old house (40+ years) old w tiny “land” (under 1 acre) here where I live, will already be 1,25 MILLION.

      Just a house.

      A PLAIN HOUSE. Yknow, to live. Just so you don’t sleep on the street?

      So lets all keep our perspectacles on. :)

  2. Who ARE These People says:

    Exactly. And reality check on property prices in that area, too. Way over the top.

    • lilspudlady says:

      Then you have no idea about property prices in this area.

    • Jaded says:

      I live in Victoria – it’s massively expensive here so no, the price tag for where they stayed is real.

      • Who is Justice Beaver? says:

        Preach. I got priced out of Victoria and now live in a smaller community a few hours drive away from there. It’s crazy expensive in Vic and surrounding area.

      • Jaded says:

        @Who is Justice Beaver: Whereabouts? Mr. Jaded and I are thinking of moving in the near future as there’s so much condo construction going on that it’s becoming a concrete jungle!

  3. Lucy2 says:

    It doesn’t even say they rented it- it may be owned by someone they know who let them stay there.

    • Lorelei says:

      That’s exactly what I was about to say. That’s how I read it, since it never specifically says in the article that they rented it (if the Fail had some sort of proof that they themselves rented it, you know the Fail would push that hard, speculating on the rental cost and getting readers whipped into outrage over their tax dollars) and I think Meghan would know how bad that would look at the moment. Someone invited them and paid for it, if I had to guess.

    • Mac says:

      Much ado about nothing. They need a secure property that can accommodate their family and their RPOs. It’s not like they can rent a two bedroom cottage and have the RPOs sleep on inflatable mattresses in the living room.

    • grumpy says:

      Probably, that’s how Andrew Windsor gets all his free accommodation too – random people give them freebies just because they are royals

  4. Seraphina says:

    Good for them. They need the time away and the BRF has clearly shown they use people and they have used Meghan to help make Wills the Rose Bush Sniffer look better. If they are missed, it’s so they can be used and abused some more. Like I said, good for them.

    As for trademarking the brand, Meghan is no idiot. And I’m sure there is a very solid reason for the future on why this is being done. I’m thinking protecting themselves and Archie and his siblings.

    Regardless, since Meghan has married into the BRT, I have lost respect for all of them. They have not changed. Same archaic mentality and racist thinking. Over all of them.

    • Peg says:

      All the Royal Foundations have registered trademarks.

    • Harla says:

      I believe the trademarking is to prevent others from using the Sussex Royal name plus the Royal Foundation of Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry also trademarked many items so there is a precedence.

    • Shirleygailgal says:

      it’s interesting, and I wholeheartedly agree @sepherina….I too, have lost respect for the family, and the Queen, since Meghan married in. It’s one thing to poo-pooh clothes, vacations, etc. The level of criticism, disrespect and racism leveled at Meghan has been unparalleled, gives permission for the rest of the white world to continue being asshats, and allows the DM (BM?) to continually shat all over this poor woman. I’m so disappointed and frustrated…are they not supposed to be the moral leaders????!!! The Queen is the Head of the Church of England (Anglican) FFS. What do they do when they are in church??

      • Harla says:

        I so agree and have been saying for quite some time how disappointed I am in the Queen and the rest, especially Charles and William. They were all there when welcoming Meghan when it made them look good but once the hit pieces started they couldn’t distance themselves fast enough. I really feel for Harry, while he’s probably known for quite some time that his family is a den of vipers I think the lack of support for his wife blindsided him a bit and opened his eyes to just how toxic they really are, especially the Big 3.

      • Some chick says:

        We have seen what they do in church… at least, what they did in church at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

        They smirked and sneered.

        She deserves better. And so do Harry and Archie.

        She respected protocol.
        They laughed.

  5. Pixie says:

    WOW that property and the surrounding area are absolutely stunning.

  6. Trish-a says:

    Also the very wealthy often lend out properties. It’s quite possible they didn’t pay anything. I’m sure you have all seen the headlines how they were refused service at a posh restaurant. Obviously not true, but the owner is really crud. And I hope people boycott her for fake story.

    • Peg says:

      The husband is saying Bev(wife) did not know she was talking to the press, LOL.
      Then Bev should not lie, because their restaurant was not chosen, she wanted to use them for attention, and boy did they get more attention than they needed.

      • Trish-a says:

        @PEG I didn’t hear. Is Bev getting some sh*t? I hope so. I hope the locals boycott her place. Low life.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        They said they couldn’t accommodate them as the restaurant was fully booked for the holidays. Big difference.

      • DD says:

        A large part of this was allegedly due to the security that would be needed for H&M to be there. If that’s the case, they were not “refused service” as in they were not welcome.

      • Jadedone says:

        People are threatening their lives over nothing. Its ridiculous and people need to calm down

    • Harla says:

      Remember the stories about William whining that he really wanted to go to Mystique but couldn’t afford it so friends of friends loaned him their home and now he and the family stay in a home renting for $22,000 a week and I can’t imagine that William’s paying for it.

      • Peg says:

        @Trish-a
        The husband said they are getting phone calls and Texts, saying they’re terrible people.
        I would not be surprise if they’re getting a lot of bad reviews on ‘Yelp’ the husband is saying leave us alone.

  7. Oh No says:

    I would say these stories that bait the negative riffraff are sad and pathetic. But then you realize how many people eat them up because they need someone to be angry at over how sad and pathetic they are…*shrugs

    It’s not hard to rent really expensive properties as a non-royal/non- 1%…but some people will just latch on to the 14 mil figure

  8. Jen says:

    Maybe, just maybe if the press would give them some privacy, they wouldn’t want or need to hide out in such a large, gated property. They can’t do anything with out criticism so if they’re going to be stuck somewhere for weeks… yes, rent a large property and protect your family and their privacy! I hope they had a wonderful time away from the spotlight

    • Abby says:

      I hope same

    • Lorelei says:

      Excellent point Jen.

    • Le4Frimaire says:

      Agree Jen. The tabloids and their haters always want the Sussexes to go away, so they did exactly that, but they won’t leave them alone and need to stir up crap. KP being petty as usual had to leak their location. Did they expect them to stay at some AirBnB or chain hotel? They do need extra security and why shouldn’t they have privacy on their personal family vacation. As for the property, imagine a guy who grew up in Buckingham and Kensington palaces staying at a spectacular private estate ? Shocking!🙄

    • Guest says:

      Uhh they already have a mansion in Windsor, paid for by the lovely working people of the country. Royals are so ungrateful. I guess because they didn’t pay for their Windsor mansion they don’t think of it as a cosy family home.

  9. Maria says:

    So they spent time at a mansion that cost $14 million but it was already owned by a millionaire so no money was put forth from the Sussexes in any way shape or form for this property. Good to know, lol.

    • Peg says:

      Why is is good to know, it’s their money.

      • Maria says:

        That’s what I’m saying. They are trying to spin it to imply they spent $14 million on this property when they didn’t pay anything for it – it was owned by someone else. Just business as usual for the trolls.

    • February Pisces says:

      Yep, getting the words “$14 million” in the headline is just to feed to the haters their daily hate so they can complain about how they ‘pay for them’. I doubt they paid anything and we’re probably loaded a property wherever they are staying.

  10. Becklu says:

    Sounds like a nice house- and since they didn’t spend $14million on it who cares. They should stay somewhere nice, everyone deserves safe nice places to stay. Don’t see why it would be an issue with H&M. This feels like a non story. Hope they had a nice break. And aren’t all royal titles trademarked? I would have thought so.

  11. Jessica says:

    I frankly don’t care if they rented the Taj Mahal, and I highly doubt they rented at all (probably loaned to them by a wealthy friend, that is if the story is even true). I’m glad they’ve had this time away as a family and have successfully denied the tabloids any nasty headlines about them from Sandringham. Monsters, the lot of them. It’s the royal press pack’s fault they feel the need to be so private. They are not going to bully this family into giving them access. Tough shit.

  12. BlueSky says:

    And don’t forget, if they had gone to Sandringham there would have been a million “body language expert” articles too. I’m so glad they avoided that mess.

  13. Tai says:

    It could very well be $14m, it’s big and it’s on the water. Location is everything. The Sussexes only rented it for a week or two, they didnt buy it so I don’t know why people would make a big deal of it. Hey, that guy who tallies how many engagements the royals do posted his numbers. Charles was top with over 500, followed closely by Anne then the Queen, Edward then Andrew followed by William then Harry then Kate then Meghan. Meghan had only about 40 less than Kate and Meg was on maternity leave.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      Charles did the same number of events as William and Harry combined. I don’t see the point in pitting Meghan and Kate against each other when their born Royal husbands aren’t putting in the work. They’re the ones who were raised for this life style.

      • Becklu says:

        Omg totally agree!! Why always pit the women against each other when the “blood” royals they married don’t do anything. But yep it’s the women’s failure.

      • Sunshine says:

        @Aunsley7 totally agree. That’s what frustrates me.

      • Jadedone says:

        Actually Charles did more than both boys combined. Also let’s remember these aren’t days worked merely a tally of engagements, some of those engagements last less than an hour, so the actual days worked is probably way less.

  14. Linda says:

    At this point, is the Daily Mail not afraid of being sued by Meghan and Harry? What do they hope to achieve with their continued vindictiveness towards them?

    • Olenna says:

      ByLine Investigations calls it litigation fatigue.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They want her to give up, cave, and cancel the lawsuit. That’s part of why they’re drawing it out with their fishing expeditions for more info. The Fail is baiting Harry and Meghan, but the Fail seems to be playing right into their hands.

      • Olenna says:

        Yes, nota. They want the DoS to drop this case, overwhelmed their continued abuse, and just accept that as her eternal punishment for not cooperating with them like Willie does.

    • Mumbles says:

      Haven’t they already been sued?

      Also if it’s true, it’s true. If the house is valued at that amount, and they’re staying there, there’s nothing to sue over. You can’t sue based on insinuations.

  15. Aang says:

    Fences and cameras? Security vetting before you can go anywhere? Why would anyone choose such a life? Just like the Sandringham Christmas it sounds nightmarish.

    • Olenna says:

      Well, those security measures are taken for many seriously wealthy people as well. If the Fail can’t produce pictures of the Sussexes, they need to STFU because they don’t know who is staying there.

      • Guest says:

        Yeah but and this is a big but – wealthy people actually pay for their own security. When is the last time you heard of a wealthy tycoon asking the taxpayer to pay for his and his family’s security. Never, that’s right. No I do not mean your hideous president which you voted in & isn’t going anywhere in the next 4 years.

    • Sunshine says:

      @AANG believe it when you see the photos.

  16. Toot says:

    The Cambridges trademarked there’s also, right after the Sussexes, but of course there is no headline.

  17. Joanna says:

    My invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

  18. Chrissyms says:

    It’ s not like they rented it for 14 million. This is a non story. I can’t help but think that they are backing themselves into a corner though. There is something to be said for ignore the press and carry on with life as a royal. I don’t know. I hope this all ends well. The tabloids are ruthless. I am getting a Diana vibe from all of this.

    • MsIam says:

      I believe that is what they are doing, carrying on with royal life. The royals go on vacation all the time as far as I can see. The press only seems to object when it is H&M.

  19. Nev says:

    Hope they had the best time ever.

  20. Cidy says:

    It’s not like they spent 14mil on it. They stayed somewhere nice with security, a lot of rich people do.

  21. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I actually doubt they rented it. I think in all likelihood they were loaned the house to stay at.

    • MsIam says:

      I think so too. Didn’t Elton John let them stay at his house in France? It’s probably the same thing, I doubt the owner listed it on Airbnb. Since Harry goes to that Davos conference, I’m sure that he has befriended many people that could afford to own a property like this and they would be happy to let them stay there. Also, he’s a prince, lol! It kills me that people are so shocked that the royals have luxurious accommodations. If they did rent it, then no big deal either. I’m sure they wanted to stay some place secure and comfortable.

  22. Rogue says:

    The writer of the Fail trademark article had a far less conspiracy tone when he wrote in the Telegraph of applications for trademarks when Kate joined the Royal Foundation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9962791/Kate-Middleton-makes-her-mark-as-an-intellectual-property.html . The Fail aren’t even pretending with their agenda.

    With Andrew gone it will be interesting if the other senior royals step up so that numbers of total engagements for the RF don’t drop.

    • Nic919 says:

      The difference in those articles is obvious. And the trademarks were renewed within a few days of each other in June. But this can just be added to the lawsuit.

  23. MadamNoir24 says:

    There’s a blind item on the Blind Gossip site insinuating that they trademark their name for selfish reasons, In the blind item, it claims it has nothing to do with their charity but has everything to do with them wanting to make money. There’s always blind item about them on that site but never about any other people in the family, which I find very suspicious. but a lot of the blind items seem very believable. Make’s it hard to know what’s the truth or a lie.

    • RedRoyal says:

      Blind gossip and CDAN are the biggest fake of them all. Blind items are planted by the hate group. They always make blind items out of stories that they hear that day in the media then reveal it later claiming exclusive or you heard it from.

      All Royal foundations are registered the same way. Richard Edwn wrote the similar article about Kate years ago.

    • Tai says:

      I saw that item and wondered if the Markle sister wrote it. It was so mean-spirited.

      • RedRoyal says:

        I would not be surprised if Scam@$$ wrote it. A few months ago, the blind gossip said Meghan has a sex tape. Actually her face was superimposed unto the face of porn star. The porn star is Autumn Falls.

    • MsIam says:

      I think that is so funny because a lot of these same people are always hollering about the “taxpayer money” and “royal leeches!”. They should want the royals to make outside money if that is their main concern.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Only prob is that money either goes in their pocket (usually) or to a charity (hopefully). It doesn’t offset taxpayers’ upkeep of them.

    • billypilgrim says:

      There have been lots of items on Blind Gossip about various British royals.

      I’ve been reading the site for years and their Blinds are for the most part true.

      CDAN, however, is another story.

      • RedRoyal says:

        nevermind

      • Powermoonchrystal says:

        I am mostly a lurker here, but I had to comment because truthful information is important. Blind Gossip items are almost never true. I started to realize this when they wrote 4 competing articles on the Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s divorce. All of them posted as true, but with opposite takes. Then there were a lot of articles meant to be about Hillary and none about Trump. The commenters are terrible Trumpers too. I stopped reading them after 2017. Truth matters

    • Original Jenns says:

      Blind Gossip is super mean spirited when it comes to Meghan and Harry. Completely nasty. I would not believe any of their blinds when it comes to those two. And their readers that comment are basically the same crowd that comment in the Daily Fail, so you can see why BG writes what it does.

      Edited to add – the reason BG items come out as “true” is because usually the actions are already known (like, trademarking their name), but the “reasoning” is their own spin that is popular among their commentators, so it makes it seem believable since they got the first part right.

    • missskitttin says:

      I wouldn’t allow anyone to use my name or anyone inmy family either! Who would???

  24. MsIam says:

    The pictures of this place are beautiful and the view is gorgeous! Canada is so beautiful, I remember the pictures from when the Olympics were held there and they were breathtaking. As far as the rest, it’s a non-story, H&M are not going to stay at the Hampton Inn by the airport, no matter what the press thinks.

    • Redgrl says:

      As a Canadian, thank you! But for clarity – the Olympics weren’t in Victoria or on Vancouver Island – they were in Vancouver/Whistler (Vancouver is not on Vancouver Island), and before that in Calgary and before that Montreal all of which are beautifully different.

  25. aquarius64 says:

    The Fail put out the salty trademark story because the tabloids got caught flat footed with the Sussex Christmas card. The card had the Sussex Royal trademark on it; so when it ran the doctored photo it opened itself up to a new lawsuit. Therefore they pulled it.

    The restaurant owners that suspossedly claimed they turned down the Sussexes got dragged for breaking their privacy and being inhospitable. Looks like business is going to take a hit because of Bev’s big mouth.

    Let the tabloids hang themselves and do these hit pieces. The Sussexes are probably seeing this building evidence for the lawsuit. The tabs are mad they can’t bring them to heel like the rest of the BRF.

  26. Shauna says:

    I live in Saanich and the area they are in is very expensive but you’d be lucky to get a house anywhere around there for less than that amount. This area of Canada is some of the most expensive properties in the world. They’re right on oceanfront and grand estates dot all along there. (I am regular folk that does not live grand). Basically they’re not even staying in the biggest/most expensive house here.

    Anyway everyone knew they were here and no one is batting an eye. Celebrities are always here doing the same thing. We just leave them alone. One positive article in the local paper with a subtle reminder that we treat celebrities like normal people and that was it.

    I find all this negative press about them so tiring.

  27. Snap Happy says:

    Unreal. Andrew OWNS a multi-million dollar ski chalet in another country, but sure, shit on the Sussexes for either renting or borrowing a nice property. How did Andrew get the money for that?? Hmm…
    The royal Xmas is a dog and pony show. They allow the peasants to watch them walk. How generous! How ‘bout they visit some sick people in the hospital? Or maybe bring some first responders some homemade pudding? They seem to really be into baking these days.

  28. Peg says:

    Since Bev ran her big mouth, some are saying Harry was in talks to bring the Invictus Games to Vancouver/island, but may change his mind now.
    Bev and Husband are crying UNCLE from all the abuse they are getting, due to their actions.
    Now their realized that actions have consequences.

    • Lady D says:

      I don’t believe Harry is so petty that he would cancel the games based on the gossip of someone who wants to feel important. These games involve govt officials from the PM down to the mayor and police of Victoria. They are not going to cancel based on attention-seeking scuttlebutt.

    • Babsorig says:

      Prince Harry invented the The Invictus Games but at this point they have become so much bigger than him now, so he can not decide whether or not Victoria hosts based on his personal feelings. Also, Harry has never been the sole decision maker, so he can’t even in this case decide on his own to cancel Victoria as a host even if he wanted to. But most importantly, these games have never been about Harry himself but about the men and women in uniform. Prince Harry has always and will do what’s best for his military family and therefore blabbermouth Bev is a non factor when it comes to the Invictus Games. As Lady D. mentioned, Harry might be a lot of things but petty he is not.

    • Jadedone says:

      Leave those people alone, they own a small restaurant that couldn’t accommodate the security requirements needed to host Meg and Harry and now they are getting death threats. People need to calm the hell down

  29. JanetFerber says:

    It’s funny how the best the Royal Family has to offer, Harry, Meghan and Archie, are treated so badly by the Brits. The queen needs to re-think their place in the pecking order. Yes, William will/may be king one day, but he is not nearly as compelling, charismatic, and hardworking as Harry. What burns me, too, about William, is that he is basking in the attention and props for having a lily-white family, a white supremacist’s wet dream. This is really appalling of William and it makes me really question his character (or lack thereof), benefiting from the racist backlash against Harry and Meghan. Despicable man.

    • Peg says:

      I’m looking at Charles also, the latest of his friends to attack Meghan, is Stephanie powers (Hart To Hart) saying Meghan should just keep quiet and be a wife.
      She claims she is a polo buddy of his. I didn’t know she was still living, guess she saw how much money people are making off Meghan, she wanted in.

      • RedRoyal says:

        I don’t believe Stefanie is Charles’ friend.

      • Jaded says:

        She’s been cashing in on her polo connection to Charles. They are not close personal friends at all, they just played polo together many years ago, and she should STFU.

      • MsIam says:

        If she was really his friend, she would not be talking to the press, especially not trashing his daughter-in-law. That would make her untrustworthy and thus kicked out of the inner circle. She’s just a thirsty old betch looking to promote the play she is supposedly appearing in.

      • missskitttin says:

        Oh please. She probably senile and I’m not being facetious.

    • Bohemian Angel says:

      As a Brit, I’ve never really paid too much attention to the ‘royals’, i watched the big weddings and Diana’s funeral but that was it until Meghan showed up. I have to say I am quite surprised by William’s behaviour and finding this site, reading about him has been amusing but this leaning in to white supremacy is a bit of a shock, sure we always knew the older lot were racist af but the younger ones always seemed to be a bit more accepting of other races (Harry’s nazi costume aside).
      Since Harry and Meghan’s engagement announcement I noticed Kate’s face when asked what she thought, she smiled and said some bs then before turning completely away from the cameras her smiled dropped.
      I remember last year everyone here was saying she seemed really happy after having Louis, how she was smiling and growing into her role and I posted that it’s because she is the favourite now as Meg was getting trashed and not because she was content with her three kids, she was now the perfect English rose.
      Kate and William have really leaned into the rabid brexiteers here, they are dancing to their tune and really promoting whiteness and Englishness, they are playing one hell of a dangerous game as racism is no joke and I hope Harry, Meghan and Archie are not hurt in any way. What brother, knowing that white supermist groups are after killing your sibling and his wife would do such a thing. William and he’s wife are no better than any racist out there, both are racist just like the rest of that family and I hope their downfall comes quickly!

      #abolishthemonachy

    • liriel says:

      You know, I look at Charles. He is jealous of both his sons – William and Harry. He was never liked, hated for some time. Harry is his son, the bond between father-son should be sacred more than between brothers.

      • flaviaoctavia says:

        Do you actually live in the UK? Because here I see no jealousy. Too many people are too ready to believe what they read in the gutter press.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        Yes I live in the UK? South London to be exact.
        Zendaya – William and his wife are not far off white supermacy, they know their audience, the racist dailymail/express/the sun readers and Brexiteers. All love things that are white bright and very right! These are my opinions and I’ll stick to them.

    • Zendaya says:

      Lol. The Queen is not going to “rethink their place in the pecking order.” Harry is the second son, full stop. He cannot suddenly be given a position above his brother. Also I think it’s a reach to lump William in with white supremacists.

  30. Mary s says:

    I want to buy some Sussex Royal-branded tchotchkes hawked by Meghan!

    • Peg says:

      Get in line. May be a bit pricey for some folks, LOL.

      • Guest says:

        Eh people who are Meghan fans can’t even afford her cheap £500 aquazzura shoes. It’s not like she’s swanning around in shoes worth 2 grand at each engagement. Then there’s designer clothes. Lol designer who? 😂 y’all can’t even afford 1k quality coats. Aren’t there professional career women on here too? Bizarre that nobody can buy the designer pieces she wears.

  31. RoyalBlue says:

    Some nasty news sources are reporting it is owned by a Russian oligarch. I am over the racist BP. Of course it is all dog whistles. How dare these minor royals stay in nice places. It’s similar to some posters on here who say she wasn’t wearing $50,000 dresses when she worked on suits. They are implying this biracial woman married above her station in life and should remember where she came from.

    • d says:

      I was betting Russian or Saudi and at least another couple of days before the tabs started in on that “mysterious connection with mysterious non-Canadian, non-American billionaire who lives in LA”. That’ll be the next big bad.
      The wife owner did talk with a reporter from the Vancouver Sun, but didn’t realize just how the non-story would take off. She would have done far better to have gone with a no-comment. Their restaurant would have made it into the news anyway and they would still be considered discreet. Now maybe not so much.

  32. Jas says:

    Unless they literally sleep in a tent under a bridge, there’ll always be a headline like this.

  33. Eliza_ says:

    They don’t NEED a house that grand but they do NEED that many bedrooms: Harry/ Meghan, Archie, Doria, the unnamed Nanny, a minimum of 3 RPOs. That’s 7 bedrooms if the RPOs don’t bunk up.

    • Le4Frimaire says:

      There’s lots of things we don’t NEED, but nonetheless we have them. Hope they had a great break with Doria and come back rested and recharged, because they’re going to need all their energy for the coming year if this current crop of stupid, mean-spirited articles is a preview of what’s to come from the tabloids.

  34. Charfromdarock says:

    They were never going to stay in a motel on the side of the highway.

    They need security and protection in large part because of the vile hatred stirred up by the rags.

    I hope they are having a restful and restorative vacation.

  35. Miriam says:

    @HARLA

    “Remember the stories about William whining that he really wanted to go to Mystique but couldn’t afford it so friends of friends loaned him their home and now he and the family stay in a home renting for $22,000 a week and I can’t imagine that William’s paying for it.”
    You are right. Part of why I think the cambridges will stay away from Musquit is WHO they were renting/borrowing from. Cecil Mark who was in Epstein’s black book👇
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-high-society-contacts.html

    Plus them regularly “borrowing” George’s godfather the Duke of Westminster who was accused of ethnic discrimination for attempting to kick out minority tenants👇
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9931079/billionaire-duke-of-westminster-loses-fight-to-kick-dozens-of-families-out-of-council-homes-to-build-luxury-flats/

    • MB says:

      To be fair, he was actually accused of social cleansing. He wants to knock down the building that has been leased to the council for social housing, and put luxury apartments in its place; this means all tenants would need to go.

  36. missskitttin says:

    Myself, I would also rent for my family the best lodging we can afford, so why not? Also just because the value is 14millions that is not the rental price!

  37. Le4Frimaire says:

    Between the Christmas photoshop fake story, stalking their vacation and pricing out their trip, and trying to make a story out of the trademarks, which is standard practice for charities and non-profits, you can see in real time the British press blatantly manipulating and distorting facts, if not outright lying in print. I suspect the hostility toward Meghan will shift from barely veiled to blatant and open. Seriously what is their fk’n deal over there? They had the entire royal family spread out before them like a buffet but they still have to come after the Sussexes on their holiday sabbatical while they’re 8 time zones away. They can’t just get over it and give them a modicum of privacy.

  38. Abena Asantewaa says:

    @Miriam, I am not fond of The Cambridges at the moment, but The people The duke of Westminster was trying to kick out were all White but poor, not an ethnic minirity as you claim. The daily mail is inciting the public to hate The Sussexes by these ludicrous stories. I rent a house which is worth £300, 000, does it mean I coughed up that amount for rent? Do they expect them to stay in a travel lodge or an air bnb. I bet, if Meghan were White, this headline would never appear.It would be spun as them being clever in securing a quite and private lodge, for their family getaway, and they would be applauded for it. Trust me, The Sussexes would come back fresh and with a new focus. The law suits will still go on, no matter how hard the DM, The Sun and another vile and dishonest paper; The Express try to smear and use emotional blackmail.

  39. yinyang says:

    Meghan and Harry are the only people in that family I can stand. They did not buy that house and the press should make that clear. Kate has spent more on coatdresses this past month than Meghan her entire wardrobe this year. Get rid of this toxic royal family.

  40. Bonnie Jay says:

    Canada would love to have them. I hope they just move there for their own peace of mind. I can’t believe how racist and sexist British people seem to be, at least those who can’t stop commenting negatively on Harry and his new wife.

  41. Miriam says:

    @ABENA ASANTEWAA

    I didn’t make this up! @MB was right he was accused of social cleansing because majority of tenants were minorities.👇 there’s a video with the tenant campaigner..

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9931079/billionaire-duke-of-westminster-loses-fight-to-kick-dozens-of-families-out-of-council-homes-to-build-luxury-flats/

    • Guest says:

      NO. The majority of tenants are not minorities, they are working class White Brits. Get your facts straight and I’m not reading the racist Sun rag, get out. And why are these white lower class people even living in Belgravia???? Homes in Belgravia start at 20 million pounds and the rent is hundreds of thousands a month. Why don’t these working class living on government handouts live in an area more suitable for their needs? As if they can even afford to shop or eat in the local vicinity.

  42. e says:

    It’s really crazy how much water carrying this website does for the Sussexes. If the Cambridges were renting a $14 MILLION house, skipping out of Sandringham Christmas, and taking two months off work, you would write several articles destroying them for it.

    • Tina says:

      Harry and Meghan worked during the summer while most royals went on vacation. I see nothing wrong with them taking a break. Their work produces results. Plus, Harry married foreign, it was time for them to spend holidays with Meghan’s side!! They already had done two xmas with the queen.

  43. Lucylee says:

    Sussex family staying at a RENTED home worth $14 million.
    Royal family staying at Sandringham which is worth $68 million and is OWNED by the Queen.