Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Feel Like They Have a "Clear Focus" for the First Time Since Archie Was Born

A source close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle says that, since moving to Montecito, the couple has a clear focus for the first time in years.

  • It's been a crazy year for, well, everyone, but that includes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab).
  • The couple moved their family to California this spring following their royal exit and, after spending several months in Los Angeles, they've moved to a permanent home in Santa Barbara.
  • A source close to the couple told People (opens in new tab) they see this as a "pivotal moment" for their family and that they have a clear focus for the first time since welcoming their son, Archie.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are finally finding their new normal.

The couple moved to the United States in March after finalizing their royal exit and, after several months in Los Angeles, they recently purchased their permanent California home in Montecito (opens in new tab), about 95 miles north of L.A. in Santa Barbara.

The Sussexes (opens in new tab) see this milestone as a "pivotal moment" for their family, according to a source close to the couple.

"This is their permanent home," the source told People (opens in new tab). "Ever since Archie arrived, everything has been so turbulent, and many things have been up in the air. It has not been easy, necessarily. For the first time in a long time, they have a clear focus."

Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) found a forever home they love and Archie (opens in new tab) is reportedly just as pleased with the move (you know, as much as a one-year-old can be pleased with a life-changing decision).

"Archie is really happy, and he has some space to run free," the source said. "The house came with a play structure that he’ll be climbing in no time. They’re excited to be there and to become part of the community. It’s a really happy time for them as a family."

We can't wait to see where Harry and Meghan's new, clear focus takes them next.

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.