When Harry and Meghan decided to move to America, they bought a new estate in California. It’s not exactly a palace, but the nine-bedroom mansion is still a lot fancier than what most people call home. Apparently, when the couple moved into the house, they did it solo — just the two of them and baby Archie. This wouldn’t normally seem weird, but for former royals to not have a live-in staff at home, this does sound a little peculiar.
Doing it on their own
William and Kate, for example, have a live-in staff which includes a full-time nanny and a housekeeper, but Harry and Meghan are turning out to be pretty self-sufficient! They gave that lifestyle a chance and hired a night nurse, who turned out to be not very reliable only to nights in. She was promptly let go (obviously) and the two had a replacement. She did well, but the royal parents were still uncomfortable after the bad experience with her predecessor. Ultimately, they decided they want to be the only ones raising Archie, which is what they now do.
According to “Finding Freedom”, a new royal biography by Caroly Durand and Omid Scobie, this little family of three is tightly knit. Now, when they go to sleep at night (in their enormous Santa Barbara chateau), it feels “cozy and private” to be there just the three of them.