During an appearance on GB News, Levin raised the issue, stating, “They have to pay almost £117,000 in the equivalent of council tax from their local area. In it, it tells you what they’ve got – library, cinema, gym, spa, pool, tennis court, seven bedrooms, 16 bathrooms reduced to 13. So why would somebody want to go and stay in a hotel to get away, I mean it’s very odd.”
Levin also noted that one of the hotels is allegedly permanently booked for Harry, suggesting it could be a place for him to retreat when things are difficult. She speculated on potential reasons, such as arguments or Harry feeling overwhelmed or depressed. The situation was described as tragic, emphasizing the physical distance it creates between Harry and his children, reports the Scottish Daily Express.
A spokesperson for Harry has denied the reports, stating that he is not staying in hotel rooms, including one in Montecito and another at his gym and fitness club in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, rumors surrounding the couple continue to circulate.
Harry and Meghan purchased their Montecito mansion after stepping back from royal life. The property, which reportedly involved a £9 million mortgage, was built in the 1990s by software magnate Terry Cunningham, who drew inspiration from his vacations in the south of France with his wife, Randi.
Cunningham shared his enthusiasm for the house in an interview with Hello! magazine, describing it as “a wonderful place to have lots of family around.” He highlighted the appealing kitchen and the seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle afforded by the property’s design.
The mansion also offers amenities for Archie and Lilibet, including an adventure playground, a climbing frame, a helter-skelter, two climbing walls, a “tea house,” and a “children’s cottage,” as reported by Hello! magazine and Metro.