Katy Perry Criticized Meghan Markle Before Moving Into the Duchess’s Neighborhood

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex officially stepped down as senior royals in March and since then have been living in California. In July, the pair moved out of the Beverly Hills estate owned by media mogul Tyler Perry to a $14.65 million mansion in Santa Barbara.

There’s no shortage of celebrities who also call Montecito home now including Katy Perry. The “Dark Horse” singer and Orlando Bloom just moved in the same community as the Sussexes but we’re not sure if the couples will be having lunch anytime soon since Perry publicly criticized the duchess in the past.

(L) Katy Perry, (R) Meghan Markle
(L) Katy Perry | Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images, (R) Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Katy Perry and Meghan Markle are now neighbors

As Variety reported, Perry and Bloom purchased a $14.2 million residence near Harry and Meghan in October.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor and Perry’s new three-story Mediterranean villa features nine bathrooms, 16 bedrooms, and a five-car garage. The property also boasts a separate outdoor guest house, a spa, a gym, an arcade, a game room, and a movie room.

A listing for the house said it includes a “lavish master suite, a fireplace with sitting area, dual bathrooms, a huge dressing room, and a separate walk-in closet. There’s also a private patio with mesmerizing views of the estate’s grounds and the Pacific Ocean.”

Besides the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, some of their other famous neighbors include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Natalie Portman.

Perry wasn’t a fan of Meghan’s wedding dress

Meghan Markle wedding day
Meghan Markle wedding day | Danny Lawson/AFP via Getty Images

When she married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, Meghan wore a pure white, boat neck gown by designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy. Days after the wedding, Perry let everyone know that she wasn’t a fan of the dress.

“I would have done one more fitting,” the American Idol judge told Entertainment Tonight, adding, “I’m never not going, to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”

The “California Girls” artist then compared the Duchess of Sussex’s dress to the Alexander McQueen gown Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore when she married Prince William in 2011 saying, “Kate, Kate, Kate won. Kate won!”

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The singer did compliment the duchess on something

(L) Katy Perry, (R) Meghan Markle
(L) Katy Perry | TM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images , (R) Meghan Markle | ABC News/Frame Grab via Getty Images

Despite her criticism of what Meghan wore when she married Harry, Perry did compliment the duchess on some other things. The singing sensation admitted that she loved what the former Suits star was doing for specific causes.

“It’s amazing what she’s doing with all this, her humanitarian effort,” Perry said, adding, “You know, the fact that she’s a proud feminist, I love all that. I support her as another woman and love her and wish them both well.”

Now the question is: Will Archie Harrison and Daisy Dove Bloom ever have a playdate? Stay tuned.

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