Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to the mansion in Montecito, California after quitting their royal duties in 2020 but there have been six security alert calls in 14 months
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home in the United States has reportedly been subject to two intruder scares in the space of 12 days
Police were present both times at the Montecito estate where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live with their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.
According to Santa Barbara Police records, officers arrived at the $14 million home at 5:44 p.m. on May 19 in response to trespasser reports.
Then, on May 31 at 3:21 PM, only hours before Harry and Meghan’s arrival from the UK after celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, they reacted to a second intruder report.
Despite giving up their royal duties and relocating to California in 2020, the couple has extended their lease on the 24-hour police-protected Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
Harry started a legal challenge in February after the Home Office refused to let him pay for his own protection when visiting the UK. Harry recently received authorization to sue the Home Office for his security arrangements.
Harry and his staff had argued that his US-based entourage does not have the jurisdiction in Britain to be able to protect him adequately. However, the High Court’s decision means that he will now be allowed to take the case for a judicial review.
Police records show Meghan and Harry’s US home has produced six security alert calls in the last 14 months.
Both calls in May were logged as “trespasser”, “property crimes” and “suspicious circumstances”.
Royal expert Angela Levin told The Sun: “Maybe Harry should concentrate more on the security in California rather than making complaints about his security in Britain.
“After two intruder alerts in 12 days, surely he should be making the protection of his family in the US his priority.”
Previous incidents at the Sussexes’ property this year include an alarm being “mistakenly tripped” on New Year’s Day and a “miscellaneous dispatch” on June 8.
After allegedly trespassing into the couple’s house on Christmas Eve 2020 and returning on Boxing Day, a man was reportedly detained.