Prince Harry and Meghan Markle given cruel nickname by neighbours


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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex quit their royal duties in 2020, in favour of life in America.

Despite claims Prince Harry may return to the UK in the future, and have to split his time 50/50 between London and USA, this has yet to be confirmed.

By the sound of things the couple, and their two children Archie and Lilibet, have settled in well in Montecito, California, so much so Meghan Markle has reportedly been given the title "Princess of Montecito" - whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, we're not so sure, but they have previously been dubbed the "least popular royals".

It has been reported the royal moniker is because the former Suits actor loves to go to the finest restaurants in Beverly Hills, and when she does she requests a table secluded from other diners.

A source told Closer magazine: "If she’s going into Beverly Hills or West Hollywood for lunch or dinner, she’ll generally call ahead and request a table that is completely secluded.

"Some of her favourite places were off the beaten track and not all that well-known, like gourmet sushi joints in the Downtown area or authentic Mexican places in the area she grew up in.

"But, generally speaking, these days she likes higher-end hangouts like Cecconi’s, Sunset Tower, Sugarfish or Lucky’s steakhouse in Montecito, which was recommended to them by Oprah. It’s become their favourite and they’re waited on hand and foot.

"They’re also big fans of Nobu – the bills can often reach up to $5,000, but Meghan and her friends are happy to pay."

When Meghan, 40, isn't fine dining she often spends her time with friends and neighbours, including Oprah Winfrey.

The source continued: "She spends a fair amount of time at Oprah’s palatial house, where they’ll kick back with her closest friend, Gayle King, and talk about everything from Meghan’s future plans to what’s going on back in the UK and how Harry’s coping with everything."

Maybe we will find out in their rumoured docu-series. 

Maisie Bovingdon

Maisie is a writer and editor, covering Royal News, Showbiz, Lifestyle content, as well as Shopping Writing and E-Commerce, for print and digital publications, including Marie Claire, Hello!, Fabulous, Mail Online and Yahoo!.