Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship with the Royal family has always been complex and controversial. The controversy around them is so intense that reporters never miss an opportunity to capture them. Locals are worried about their quiet lifestyle now that Harry and Meghan have opted to move to Hope Ranch.

TMZ reports that the possibility that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will relocate to a more upscale area of Santa Barbara is already causing anxiety among the locals. There are a handful of residents in Hope Ranch, a very elite Santa Barbara community, who are concerned about Harry and Meg moving there because of all the baggage that comes with them, according to sources with connections to the Homeowners Association (HOA).

Nobody in Hope Ranch has a personal grudge against the Sussexes. However, the truth is that many believe they will bring a circus to their tranquil, super private suburb because of their fame and controversy, which, according to the outlet’s sources, might cause very real problems. As a result of Harry and Megan’s presence, one of the concerns for some Hope Ranch residents is traffic.

In Santa Barbara, where locals have worked for years to keep their neighborhood safe from an influx of cars, traffic has always been a problem. The area’s roads are winding and narrow, and some locals worry that the influx of photographers hoping to capture the Royals could put people in danger, especially young children who are playing and walking to school.


The outlet spoke with a few current Montecito neighbors who have had no issues with the Royals being in their backyard. Three neighbors who live within hearing distance of Harry and Meghan said they haven’t noticed much of a difference in their ‘hood during the Sussexes’ stay over the last couple of years. They’re all quite indifferent about the family staying or leaving, pointing out that there are a lot of renowned people in the region.

There are undoubtedly many wealthy people living at Hope Ranch, but none of them are as well-known as Harry and Meghan, whose arrival has alarmed many locals. Let’s see if Meghan and Harry can convince them. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini is a law student with a passion for writing and music. She writes for Thirstyfornews and enjoys cooking, baking, and playing various instruments. In her free time, she watches movies, TV shows, and anime, with a love for bands like Alcest and Scorpions.

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