Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are California dreamin’ — setting their sights on a sprawling $20 million Malibu mansion owned by “Baywatch” star David Charvet and his now-ex-wife Brooke Burke, according to new reports. The estate, called Petra Manor — one of the properties the ex-royals are reportedly considering at least renting in the Golden State — comes with a pool, a tennis court, dance studio, eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to an online listing.
“An estate of the grandest proportions awaits you at Petra Manor,” the listing says. “Outfitted for the most discerning of guests, you’ll find extensive amenities, a luxuriously private setting and artisan craftsmanship.” If they settle into the lavish digs, the couple and their 9-month-old son Archie would also have easy access to Markle’s 63-year-old mom, Doria Ragland, who is only 30 miles away in the Windsor Hills, the Daily Mail reported.
Stuart Heller, owner of the high-end luxury-villa rental company Stay Awhile Villas, which is overseeing the property, said it is not for sale and exclusively available for short-term rentals.
Harry and Meghan have never visited, he said.Heller described the estate as one of Charvet’s many investment properties.The beach is a stone’s throw away from the property, and so are the homes of Hollywood stars Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Dick Van Dyke and Caitlyn Jenner, according to reports.Jenner, 70, was the first to break the news that the couple had been eyeing California properties during her appearance on the talk show “Loose Women” last month, The Sun reported.
“I heard they were looking for a house in Malibu,” she said. “It must have been tough. Everyone deserves to be happy.”She also said she supports Markle following the bombshell Megxit decision.
“It was a big shock to her, she’s probably had enough,” Jenner said. “Good for them, we’ll see how it goes.”
The news of the potential move comes after Harry and Meghan attended a “brainstorming session” with Stanford University professors and academics Tuesday, to help them with their work to develop a new charitable organization, “Today” reported.The couple revealed this week that they will officially wrap up Megxit next month — with their new royal-free life formally starting on April Fool’s Day.
Prince Harry has been developing a new mental health-focused docuseries with Oprah Winfrey at California’s Apple headquarters, according to The Sun. Markle, known for her role in the hit legal drama “Suits,” is also attempting to step back into the acting waters, the outlet reported.