Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to have bought a villa in Montecito, near Santa Barbara. The couple would have signed for their new home last week, sources report to TMZ .

It is a luxury villa worth about 10 million dollars (almost 8.5 million euros).

Real estate agents have informed TMZ that the prince and Markle found the house through their good friend Oprah Winfrey, who probably also helped them find the rental property in Los Angeles where they now live. The presenter put the couple in touch with actor Tyler Perry, who let them stay in one of his Beverly Hills homes.

Winfrey himself also lives in Montecito, which is about an hour and a half drive from Los Angeles. The talk show host is a good friend of the prince and his wife and made a documentary about mental health with Harry.

Many other famous stars live in Montecito, including Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore and Patrick Stewart.

At the end of last year, the prince and the former actress announced that they would relinquish their royal obligations and moved to Canada. In March, it became clear that the couple and their son live in Los Angeles, where Markle grew up.

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