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See Prince Harry carry Archie through his 'healing' garden in Montecito

Harry is captured in an idyllic garden in the couple's therapeutic home – located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific

Prince Harry and Meghan
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The subject of Prince Harry and Meghan's home is one of the most talked-about topics of the moment – but while a question mark remains over their UK residence – we return to their permanent property in Montecito, California. 

Snapshots from the property (which is famously one of the world's best homes) recently appeared in the couple's famed Netflix documentary – Harry & Meghan – in between their interview clips that were filmed in another property 9 miles from their mansion. 

Footage from their home includes a moment in their kitchen and living room (featuring this Hermès blanket) and their tropical garden – complete with a large swimming pool, pond, and Archie's chicken coop (as seen in their famed interview with Oprah in 2021). Perhaps the most beautiful part of their garden, however, is its selection of flowers in full bloom in the clip (below).  

In the snippets that initially appeared on Netflix, Prince Harry is seen carrying Archie up the stone steps surrounded by purple hardy geraniums overflowing onto the path. Harry and Archie continue to wander the verdant garden – where the purple flowers turn to orange and pink underneath the Southern Californian sun. 

It's certainly easy to see, therefore, why the garden was the feature that initially sold the house to the couple. 'One of the first things my husband saw when we walked around the house was those two palm trees. See how they're connected at the bottom? He goes, "My love; it's us,'" Meghan shared with The Cut (opens in new tab).  

In the same interview, Meghan said they had only toured the grounds before telling the agent they had to get the home. 'We did everything we could to get this house... It's healing. You feel free,' she says. 

Since this clip, Meghan and Harry went on to welcome their daughter Lilibet Diana who is also likely to enjoy the garden in the same way as her older brother.

Meghan and Harry

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In the UK, King Charles III has reportedly asked the couple to vacate Frogmore Cottage – the famed royal residence which is part of Home Park in Windsor. This garden has a more country-style aesthetic with a sprawling grassy patch and roses climbing the white-painted cottage walls. 

Reports hint that the couple will move to a private apartment in Buckingham Palace that will serve as their base when visiting the UK.

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Megan Slack
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.