Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘buy Mel Gibson’s £12million mansion’ in Malibu


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly bought Mel Gibson’s £12million ($15million) mansion in Malibu.

The royal couple moved to California from Vancouver at the end of last month and were said to be interested in the five-bedroom home.

In a now deleted Instagram post, estate agent Andrea Pilot last week posted ‘Big news Prince Harry & Meghan buy Mel Gibson’s house.’ 

The firm selling the property have not confirmed news of a royal purchase, but a source claimed to the Sun the property had been sold.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly bought Mel Gibson’s £12million ($15million) mansion in Malibu. Pictured is the living room of the home

The royal couple moved to California from Vancouver at the end of last month and were said to be interested in the five-bedroom home, which comes complete with two pools

The royal couple moved to California from Vancouver at the end of last month and were said to be interested in the five-bedroom home, which comes complete with two pools

In a now deleted Instagram post, estate agent Andrea Pilot last week posted 'Big news Prince Harry & Meghan buy Mel Gibson's house.' Pictured is the bathroom of the home

In a now deleted Instagram post, estate agent Andrea Pilot last week posted ‘Big news Prince Harry & Meghan buy Mel Gibson’s house.’ Pictured is the bathroom of the home

The firm selling the property have not confirmed news of a royal purchase, but a source claimed to the Sun the property had been sold. It comes with an 'extraordinary kitchen' (pictured)

The firm selling the property have not confirmed news of a royal purchase, but a source claimed to the Sun the property had been sold. It comes with an ‘extraordinary kitchen’ (pictured)

When asked if the Sussexes were the new owners, the source said: ‘Non-disclosure agreements have been signed. But you’re very warm.’

‘It is fabulously beautiful, so maybe they took one look in there and wanted to have it. It’s very private. There’s nothing on the market like it.’ 

Harry and Meghan moved to Vancouver Island in Canada in January after they spectacularly announced plans to quit the royal family.

As they officially stepped down at the end of March, the couple upped sticks to move to Los Angeles, Meghan’s home town and where her mother Doria Ragland lives. 

When asked if the Sussexes were the new owners, the source said: 'Non-disclosure agreements have been signed. But you're very warm.' They are said to be buying it from Mel Gibson. Harry and Meghan are pictured in London last month

Mel Gilbson, 64, is pictured with his wife Rosalind Ross at the premiere of Daddy's Home 2 in November 208

When asked if the Sussexes were the new owners, the source said: ‘Non-disclosure agreements have been signed. But you’re very warm.’ They are said to be buying it from Mel Gibson. Harry and Meghan are pictured left in London last month. Mel Gilbson, 64, is pictured right with his wife Rosalind Ross at the premiere of Daddy’s Home 2 in November 208

A source said the home is ''fabulously beautiful, so maybe they took one look in there and wanted to have it. It's very private. There's nothing on the market like it.''

A source said the home is ”fabulously beautiful, so maybe they took one look in there and wanted to have it. It’s very private. There’s nothing on the market like it.”

Harry and Meghan moved to Vancouver Island in Canada in January after they spectacularly announced plans to quit the royal family, but have now left for LA where there new home (pictured) is believed to be

Harry and Meghan moved to Vancouver Island in Canada in January after they spectacularly announced plans to quit the royal family, but have now left for LA where there new home (pictured) is believed to be

The sprawling mansion has recently been renovated and has its own gym, five acres of grounds, views of the Pacific, two swimming pools and comes with a beach club membership.

It has a history of famous owners, as X-Files star David Duchovny sold it to Mel Gibson in 2008. 

Speaking to the Sun, Andrea Pilot said: ‘It was just a post about Meghan and Harry.  

‘I’m not the person who sold the house. I don’t know who sold it. 

FEMAIL has contacted a representative for Harry and Meghan for comment.  

As they officially stepped down at the end of March, the couple upped sticks to move to Los Angeles, Meghan's home town and where her mother Doria Ragland lives and the location of this property (pictured is the dining room)

As they officially stepped down at the end of March, the couple upped sticks to move to Los Angeles, Meghan’s home town and where her mother Doria Ragland lives and the location of this property (pictured is the dining room) 

The sprawling mansion has recently been renovated and has its own gym, five acres of grounds, views of the Pacific, two swimming pools and comes with a beach club membership.

The sprawling mansion has recently been renovated and has its own gym, five acres of grounds, views of the Pacific, two swimming pools and comes with a beach club membership.

The home has a history of famous owners, as X-Files star David Duchovny sold it to Mel Gibson in 2008. Pictured is the kitchen

The home has a history of famous owners, as X-Files star David Duchovny sold it to Mel Gibson in 2008. Pictured is the kitchen

The couple are in isolation with 11-month-old son Archie in California, where they are busy setting up their post-royal life. Pictured is the living room of their new home

The couple are in isolation with 11-month-old son Archie in California, where they are busy setting up their post-royal life. Pictured is the living room of their new home

The purchase comes as Dr Jane Goodall told how her friend Prince Harry hinted at leaving the royal family months before his bombshell ‘Megxit’ announcement. 

Dr Goodall, 86, who is in lockdown in Bournemouth, recalls a comment made by the prince, 35, during a conversation last summer. 

Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine, Dr Goodall said Harry had told her he didn’t want Archie growing up with the airs and graces of a royal – suggesting he and Meghan, 38, already had other plans for their future. 

The couple have stayed busy since quitting as royals and have set up their own charitable foundation, Archewell as well as house hunting. Pictured is the living room of their 'new home'

The couple have stayed busy since quitting as royals and have set up their own charitable foundation, Archewell as well as house hunting. Pictured is the living room of their ‘new home’

The property cost £12million and features exposed brick and beams. Pictured is the living room of the property

The property cost £12million and features exposed brick and beams. Pictured is the living room of the property

 ‘At the end [of the conversation] Meghan came in to listen with Archie,’ Dr Goodall recalled. 

‘He was very tiny and very sleepy – not too pleased to be passed from his mummy. I think I was one of the first to cuddle him outside the family.’ 

Dr Goodall continued: ‘I made Archie do the Queen’s wave, saying, “I suppose he’ll have to learn this”. Harry said, “No, he’s not growing up like that.”’

The home has five bedroom (one is pictured) and views of the pacific ocean due to its Malibu location

The home has five bedroom (one is pictured) and views of the pacific ocean due to its Malibu location

The home is full of cosy nooks and crannies where the couple can sit down with a good book as they enjoy post-royal life

The home is full of cosy nooks and crannies where the couple can sit down with a good book as they enjoy post-royal life

The exchange took place at the end of an interview Prince Harry conducted with Dr Goodall for Meghan’s September issue of British Vogue. 

The interview is thought to have taken place when Harry joined Dr Goodall at an event to raise awareness of her Roots & Shoots programme at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, in July last year. 

Six months later Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be stepping back as senior working royals. 

The sprawling mansion has views of the Pacific Ocean, and is in the same city as Meghan's mother Doria Ragland's home

The sprawling mansion has views of the Pacific Ocean, and is in the same city as Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland’s home

French doors and large open windows mean the couple have lots of natural light to enjoy - while maintaining their privacy

French doors and large open windows mean the couple have lots of natural light to enjoy – while maintaining their privacy

Bedroom views look over the pacific ocean, while an exposed brick wall adds a touch of warmth to the mansion

Bedroom views look over the pacific ocean, while an exposed brick wall adds a touch of warmth to the mansion

They officially gave up their HRH titles at the end of March.

The couple are in isolation with 11-month-old son Archie in California, where they are busy setting up their post-royal life. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week they are launching a new charitable foundation named Archewell.

The home has two pools were the couple can relax and exercise amid the five acres of sprawling estate

The home has two pools were the couple can relax and exercise amid the five acres of sprawling estate

Golden taps adds an element of luxury to one of the many bathrooms in the large Malibu home

Golden taps adds an element of luxury to one of the many bathrooms in the large Malibu home

The royal couple will be able to enjoy stunning views of the sea while in the bath at the new home in California

The royal couple will be able to enjoy stunning views of the sea while in the bath at the new home in California

Striking chandeliers and warm fireplaces are throughout the house - where the couple can relax with son Archie who turns one next month

Striking chandeliers and warm fireplaces are throughout the house – where the couple can relax with son Archie who turns one next month 

Double French doors open out into the garden surrounding the home meaning the couplw will have plenty of space

Double French doors open out into the garden surrounding the home meaning the couplw will have plenty of space 

Prince Harry and Meghan have said they ‘look forward’ to getting started with the Archewell foundation, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand.

The pair also have plans to include their own charity as well as a website, as part of their new venture.

Harry and Meghan revealed the Greek word in the project Arche – meaning source of action – was the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

An outdoor seating area is a perfect place for the couple to entertain guests in the Californinan sunshine

An outdoor seating area is a perfect place for the couple to entertain guests in the Californinan sunshine

The couple will be able to walk straight out of there bedroom into the grounds of the home, and take a dip in one of the two pools of saunter down to the beach

The couple will be able to walk straight out of there bedroom into the grounds of the home, and take a dip in one of the two pools of saunter down to the beach

There's plenty of space outside the home for the couple who both enjoy exercise and spending time in the sunshine

There’s plenty of space outside the home for the couple who both enjoy exercise and spending time in the sunshine

There's also plenty of room for the couple's home office, which they'll no doubt be in need of following the set up of their charity Archewell

There’s also plenty of room for the couple’s home office, which they’ll no doubt be in need of following the set up of their charity Archewell

One of the home smaller bedrooms is great for guests, or can be used for Archie as he grows up

One of the home smaller bedrooms is great for guests, or can be used for Archie as he grows up

It's not known if Harry and Meghan have bought the home furnished, and will be able to enjoy touches like fluffy rugs

It’s not known if Harry and Meghan have bought the home furnished, and will be able to enjoy touches like fluffy rugs

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