Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently moved from Los Angeles to a quiet part of the Santa Barbara area and their neighbors seem to get annoyed by the presence of having royalty living next door.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have moved to California with son, Archie Harrison, since stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family in March.
The royal couple has been warned their privacy is more at risk in LA than in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor with some royal family insiders warning that Harry’s decision to live in LA is as crazy as it gets with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex becoming more of celebrities than royals.
Residents of the quiet little town of Montecito in Santa Barbara where Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, have decided to raise their son Archie, are getting bothered by the presence of tourists, helicopters, and paparazzi that hound the royals.
According to entertainment news site TMZ, the quiet little town outside Santa Barbara is still buzzing about its newest residents, who moved into a multi-million dollar mansion, but some locals are already getting fed up with the area’s new normal.
Although the royal couple hasn’t even been seen in public it seems their mere presence is driving folks wild because of the influx of paparazzi on the hunt for the shot.
TMZ reported that the scene on the ground is pretty hectic, especially for an affluent area that’s supposed to be an enclave for celebrities looking for some extra privacy. Instead, choppers and paparazzi are zooming over Harry and Meghan’s hood, sometimes 4 times a day are staking out their home and a nearby shopping center.
Several people in the neighborhood claimed the royals are also attracting tourists as visitors are also showing up in town and asking local shop owners if they’ve seen Harry and Meghan.
Montecito is famously known as a no-paparazzi zone with A-list celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, Rob Lowe, Carol Burnett, Jane Lynch, and the Kardashians living in the area. But everything’s changed since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved in.
Some locals say they feel the presence of the couple is getting to the point where everyone’s privacy is being compromised, and they’re super annoyed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surfaced in Los Angeles last week, working with a charity to help children in need but have not been spotted in the Montecito area as many observers claim they are trying to keep things low profile on their end.