Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fled the United Kingdom with baby Archie to an elegant waterfront estate in British Columbia for a quiet Christmas and New Year. We uncovered an article on the Vancouver Sun dated 2013 advertising the waterfront estate as “Mille Fleurs” and describing the home as “serene” and “designed to fit into the natural surroundings.” At the time it had been on the market for $18,000,000 CAD. There’s a sprawling 11,416 square foot main house with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms and a detached 2,349 square foot guest cottage with an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Interior spaces include a panelled study, two-storey living room, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen with pizza oven and a media room. The grounds are professionally landscaped by Victoria-based landscape firm Rusnak Gallant Ltd. and include a beautiful conservatory as well as two access points to the beach. The Daily Mail reported that security teams added fencing and cameras to the 3 acre property anticipating the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It’s unknown who currently owns the property, however Mirror suggested that it belongs to a Russian oligarch. According to the Daily Mail, the property was once owned by a German actress and more recently by Bernadette Wolfswinkel who sold it sometime around 2012.