After living in Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles mansion, the family of three purchased a Montecito estate. “Meghan visited Montecito in her teens and fell in love with the picturesque scenery and stunning architecture,” a source exclusively told Us in August. “Moving there was always an option, but to begin with, she and Harry wanted to give Los Angeles a shot. Unfortunately, Harry absolutely hated it — the timing was so wrong amid the [coronavirus] pandemic and they lacked privacy.”The insider added that they planned to convert “one of the guest houses into a home” for Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Earlier this month, an insider exclusively told Us that Frogmore Cottage had been “prepped” for the family of three, but the Suits alum, 39, was “not sure” she wanted to journey to the United Kingdom.She and the former military pilot, 36, announced in January that they were stepping back from their duties as senior royal family members.The reveal came one month after Markle and Harry spent the holidays in Canada, separate from the royal family. The pair temporarily lived there ahead of their March move to California.- Advertisement – Staying home for the holidays! The royal family will be missing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie, this Christmas.“Everyone was so looking forward to catching up with them, as well as Archie,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly following news that the 17-month-old and his parents will remain in the United States over the holidays. “They’re looking forward to making the most of things regardless.”Archie, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry TOBY MELVILLE/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock- Advertisement – The renovation plans also include a sweet set-up for their toddler. “The outdoor play area will be decked out with swings and slides, a climbing frame and a tea area for Archie and his new little pals,” the source shared. “Meghan’s counting the days until Archie can start interacting with children his own age.”For more on the couple’s holiday plans, watch the video above and check out the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now!With reporting by Rick EgusquizaListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!
2015 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years in some time for Dana Cranston and her teammates on Team Canada’s women’s volleyball team. The team has two games scheduled in Calgary on May 13 and 14 against Puerto Rico, and will also be taking part in the Pan American Games in Toronto in July.Part of the reason in wanting to take part in more games this year is to increase the exposure of the team on Canadian soil.“We really want to get volleyball growing as a sport in Canada,” Cranston said. “I think a huge part of that is that the men have been playing here the past few summers and that’s really growing the guys game. We want to do that on the girls side.”- Advertisement -The opportunity to play at home in a huge international tournament is one that doesn’t present itself very often, and as such has members of the team looking forward to July.“It’s pretty cool that it’s a subset of the Olympics and that it’s on home turf,” she said. “We have a lot of work to do this summer. We have some Grand Prix matches and World Cup qualifiers. I know that a lot of our team has their eyes set on the Pan Am Games because it’s a huge competition and we get to play in front of our home crowd which doesn’t happen very often.”The volleyball portion of the Pan Am Games runs from July 16-26.Advertisement