Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have found what they have been long searching for — privacy.
The media and the paparazzi have hounded the royal couple. They have several ongoing court cases that involved their privacy being violated by crazed photographers hiding in bushes and using drones to take photos of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
A reliable source spoke to PEOPLE magazine and revealed their little romantic secret. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex found their safe haven in their new community of Montecito and can go on romantic dates and intimate dinners in peace.
The pair recently purchased a home in the area, and they have been able to finally go out on romantic dates without being troubled by photographers.
The insider claimed that Harry and the former actress are thrilled that there is no intrusion and almost zero press presence in the wealthy neighborhood and added: “Sometimes they do solo dates, and sometimes with friends, and no one really bothers them.”
The family friend stated that the power couple is loving the slow pace that only could be found in Santa Barbara.
This week, Meghan spoke at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit where she confessed that her need for privacy has pushed her to shun social media.
The philanthropist claimed: “For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time. I had a personal account years ago, which I closed down, and then we had one through the institution and our office that was in the U.K. that wasn’t managed by us—that was a whole team—and so I think that comes with the territory for the job that you have. I’ve made a personal choice to not have any account, so I don’t know what’s out there, and many ways that’s helpful for me.”
She added: “I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it. And it is so much a part of our daily culture for so many people that it’s an addiction like many others. And there are very few things in this world where you call the person who’s engaging with it a user. But if you look at social media and what it’s doing in the same capacity in which it does creating addiction, what is the comp there? People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users. And there is something algorithmically that is in there that is creating this obsession that I think is very unhealthy for a lot of people.”
Some experts say that in order to grow their brand, they will have to make compromises with the media.