Prince Harry advised to leave Montecito home for 'UK fix' as duke struggles with 'homesickness'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry is 'homesick' for the UK

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 09/10/2023

- 09:48

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer working members of the Royal Family

Prince Harry is yearning for his former royal life in the UK, with reports claiming the Duke of Sussex is "homesick" living in California.

In July 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Montecito in Santa Barbara after stepping down as senior royals earlier that year.

But Harry is now said to be missing his mother country, which Meghan Markle's friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin confirmed in April.

"Harry has definitely found his vibe and is very settled in California. But he does miss home," Martin told People Magazine.

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Brendan Brown from Westside Estate Agency advised the duke to move to Santa Monica due to its high British population.

He said: "I would say that if he wants a 'UK fix' he should move closer to Santa Monica, a famously Brit-Rich neighbourhood.

"There’s the famous pub there The Kings Head which has a shop attached that sells UK items you can’t get elsewhere like proper British bacon, Twiglets and such," Brown told The Mirror.

However, Prince Harry is making a life for himself in America, along with his wife Meghan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is reportedly missing his life in the UK


The duo have continued their charitable work through the Archewell Foundation, which will see the Sussexes travel to New York on Tuesday, October 10 for World Mental Health Day.

Harry and Meghan are set to host their first in-person Archewell Foundation event for the occasion, which is set to rival Prince William and Princess Kate who will also attend engagements for the important day.

Tuesday's outing will see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex provide a platform for parents to navigate mental health in the digital world.

The Duke of Sussex's life is completely based in America now, evidenced by the fact he lacks a permanent UK residence.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit being working royals in 2020


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now live in Montecito


Harry returned to the UK for the WellChild Awards in September.

However, Harry had to stay in a hotel due to no longer having a permanent UK base following his eviction from Frogmore Cottage this summer.

The duke's request to stay in Windsor Castle for his most recent trip was denied due to such a short notice period.

Meghan, on the other hand, has not returned to the UK since Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral in September 2022, despite being invited to the Coronation in May.

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