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PHOTO: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry. FILE

According to Meghan Markle has revealed the freedom, tranquillity and peace of mind she has found at her California home.

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The Duchess of Sussex and Prince William snapped up the nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom estate for $US14.65 million ($A21.5m) two years ago in celebrity haven Montecito, where they count the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres as neighbours.

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The New York Post reports, the 41-year-old actress has detailed how the 1700 sqm residence makes her “feel free” and is “calm and healing.” in an article in The Cut.

UNSPECIFIED - UNSPECIFIED: In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their Montecito home. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images)

The controversial couple bought the home in 2020 after quitting the royal family earlier that year — an estate with rose gardens, a tennis court, a tea house and a two-bedroom guesthouse.

It’s reportedly the first home that both Prince Harry and Meghan had ever owned.

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Two years after the big-bucks purchase, the property has become their home.

And just like any other homeowners, the two are undertaking renovations, including fixing pipes.

Both Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan share an office, where a single desk placed in front of a fireplace has “two plush club chairs placed side-by-side … facing into the room like thrones.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s home in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California. Picture: Supplied

Inside the $21.5m home.

The massive estate features nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms.

Meanwhile, there’s also a sitting room that’s home to a grand piano gifted to the couple by actor and director Tyler Perry as a house-warming present. (Prince Harry and Meghan spent the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 living in Perry’s multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills mansion.) That space also aptly includes cozy chairs, as well as rosewater candles from Soho House whose founder, Nick Jones, is a friend of Meghan’s. (It’s said that Prince Harry and Meghan were set up on a blind date at a Soho House in London.)

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“The Montecito house is the kind of big that startles you into remembering that unimaginable wealth is actually someone’s daily reality,” according to the article’s writer, Allison P. Davis.

Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chat outside the home’s chicken coop. Picture: CBS

Meghan Markle has found ‘calm and healing’ in her $21.5m home. Picture: CBS

Still, in the article, Meghan revealed that she and Prince Harry initially avoided visiting this home before buying it. The two didn’t have jobs at the time (they’ve since scored lucrative Spotify and Netflix deals) and being able to afford it didn’t seem possible.

Still, they ultimately toured it — the outside only — and fell head over heels.

The exterior features additionally include a chicken coop, a pool and a pool house, and even two palm trees joined together at the bottom that Prince Harry said reminds him of himself and Meghan — telling the broker they were interested.

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“We did everything we could to get this house,” Meghan told the outlet.

“Because you walk in and go … Joy. And exhale. And calm. It’s healing. You feel free.”

The Spanish Mission-style estate. Picture: Supplied

Neighbours catching up. Picture: CBS

And feeding the chooks. Picture: CBS

Previous reports have indicated that the home also has an elevator, a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, a billiards room with a wet bar, a gym, a wine cellar and a spa with a massage room.

The Duke and Duchess are currently away from California, visiting England. It’s the first time Ms Markle has been on the continent in two years, since her split from the Royals.