Harry living a 'lonely life' with no friends of his own as 'Team Meghan' swarms $17 million LA villa
The $17.9 million villa where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently staying is reportedly surrounded by "team Meghan" including several of her closest friends, a recent report revealed.
According to Daily Mail, the 90210 postcode in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently put up, is known for its star-studded neighbors, including longterm friends of the former 'Suits' actress Benita Litt, Heather Dorak and Abigail Spencer. Another close friend of Meghan's, Serena Williams, also lives in a neighboring gated community with her family.
Meghan reportedly told the friends in her inner circle that she was delighted to be back in her hometown where her friends and her mother, Doria Ragland, reside.
However, her friends have expressed their concern over the fact that Harry might become very dependent on Meghan since he has few contacts or friends in LA. Conservation campaigner Jane Goodall said that Harry might find his new life somewhat difficult - a deduction made by her after speaking to him last month. She said: "I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but, yes, I’ve been in touch – though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging right now."
Royal biographer Penny Junor said that Harry has "isolated" himself from his most loyal supporters. "His former friends are desperately hurt. ‘Many would love to help him, yet he has isolated himself. That is not healthy. For prince or pauper, life is lonely without friends to lean on," she said.
The couple has reportedly been staying at the ultra-luxury Beverly Hills mansion that belongs to Tyler Perry. While the pair have never been seen with Perry, it is believed that they all met thanks to their mutual close friend, Oprah Winfrey.
Harry and Meghan have been calling the mansion estimated at $18 million home ever since they moved to LA. Perry's mansion boasts of eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and is located on 22 acres on top of a hill in the exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community.
It is currently unknown whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are renting the property or are staying there as guests. However, there has been no official record showing that the mansion has been sold.
Perry reportedly sent his $148 million private jet to whisk Harry and Meghan from their previous home in Canada days before the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic. According to an insider, it was the reason why the couple avoided getting spotted by the paparazzi on their way to the United States. "It was a well-planned operation that appears to have worked perfectly," the source said.
Another source earlier elaborated on how the formerly royal couple happened to choose the particular location for staying.
"Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps. Their team helped them choose the location for their transition to Los Angeles wisely. Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler's property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team. Beverly Ridge is an excellent place to keep out of view. The neighbors are mostly old money and mega-rich business types rather than show business gossips. It goes without saying that the location is stunning - just one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in LA," the insider revealed.