Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not yet announced exactly how they plan to become financially independent, but according to reports, that is precisely their goal. Tired of the British press, the couple shocked the world when they decided to step away from royal duties.
Whether or not that was a smart move for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remains to be seen, but it looks like they might be posed to make a ton of money as private citizens, and the owner of the sprawling mansion where they spent the holidays might hold the key to their plan moving forward.
At first glance, it appeared as though Prince Harry and Markle were merely recharging their batteries on a private holiday. That all changed swiftly when the couple announced they’d be stepping back from royal duties to live as private citizens.
A decision like that isn’t made overnight, and it seems the power couple was getting their ducks in a row for months before announcing their move.
While they refused to name the owner of the sprawling mansion on Vancouver Island, where they set their plan in motion, it looks like it isn’t a secret anymore. According to Page Six, the estate may belong to Frank Guistra, a Canadian billionaire who also happens to be the co-founder of Lionsgate. Guistra denies the allegations that he owns the home; in fact, he boldly suggested he does not own and has never owned a home in the area.
While Page Six insists he’s the owner of the sprawling estate, the actual identity of the owner hasn’t been confirmed. All property information regarding the owner is confidential, and the property has reportedly been registered to a corporation, alleges Fox Business. Guistra also claims he’s never had contact with the royal couple.
If Guistra does, in fact, own the mansion, it might indicate just what Markle and Prince Harry have planned for their future. It looks like Markle might have an interest in returning to the bright lights of Hollywood, a world she seemed to navigate with ease before marrying the prince. If that’s the case, Guistra would be a good person to rub shoulders with.