Inside the Homes Meghan Markle Lived in Before She Became the Duchess of Sussex
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has lived in a palace, a historic cottage, and a Vancouver Island mansion. But what about the homes she lived in before she became a royal?
Read on to find out more about her childhood home and see the photos of her Toronto townhouse.
Meghan’s childhood house
Meghan was born and raised in Los Angeles. The Daily Mail reported that before her parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, split they lived on Providencia Street in the upscale neighborhood of Woodland Hills along with her half-siblings Thomas Jr. and Samantha.
When Markle and Ragland divorced, Meghan and her mother moved into an apartment on S. Cloverdale Avenue in Mid-Wilshire, just west of downtown L.A. The rent there today goes for around $4,000 a month.
Meghan split time between her parents’ homes and stayed in her father’s ground floor apartment on Vista Del Mar Avenue when she was in high school. She then went on to Northwestern University in Illinois, where she studied theatre and international relations.
Her Toronto pad
When she returned to L.A., she met film producer Trevor Engelson. The two began dating in 2004 and she eventually moved into his house on the Sunset Strip. After several years together, the pair got hitched in Jamaica.
In 2011, Meghan got her big break starring in the legal drama Suits. She moved to Toronto where the show was filmed.
Meghan’s Canadian pad at 10 Yarmouth Rd. in the Seaton Village neighborhood was a three-bedroom townhome where she lived with her two dogs Bogart and Guy. The modern townhouse has an open floor plan, a basement, and a backyard with a patio and garden.
Meghan and Engelson divorced in 2013 but she lived in her Toronto abode until her relationship with Prince Harry got serious.
The property later sold for $1.6 million.
You can see more photos of the space here.
The duke and duchess’ regal homes
After marrying Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, the duke and duchess live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. The pair then moved to their newly renovated 10-bedroom residence, Frogmore Cottage, just a few weeks before baby Archie arrived.
“The refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, the Grade-2 listed building in Windsor Home Park was funded by Her Majesty the queen through the Sovereign Grant, reflecting the monarchy’s responsibility to maintain the upkeep of buildings with historical significance,” a statement regarding the renovations on their website read. “Expenses related to fixtures, furnishings, and fittings at the official residence were funded privately by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
On Jan. 8, Meghan and Harry announced that they were stepping down as senior royals and would split their time between the U.K. and North America. They retreated to Canada and have been staying at a mansion on Vancouver Island.
The Sussexes’ rental is 11,416 square feet, sits on four acres, and has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms with a 2,349 square-foot guest cottage.