Prince Harry, Meghan Markle looking at the camera


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Perhaps you’ve previously wished that your home had more bathrooms – maybe you share a single small one with a roommate or would like space for all of your skincare products. But you’ve probably never dreamed of having bathrooms running into double figures.

If you’ve spent lockdown waiting your turn to shower, you’re about to be extremely jealous of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new stateside estate.

The couple reportedly purchased a $14.7 million Santa Barbara mansion casually nicknamed “The Chateau,” complete with a library, sauna, a tea house, wine cellar, game room, gym, tennis courts, arcade, children’s cottage, and even reportedly a stripper pole, left behind from the Russian tycoon Sergey Grishin who is said to have sold them his not-so-humble abode. The home has nine bedrooms and – the detail that caught our eye -16 bathrooms.

That’s a large bathroom-to-bedroom ratio there. How does it break down? Without a full floor plan we can only guess. However….

They’ll need a restroom for visiting celebrity friends. It would be convenient, as Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, Ariana Grande and more are their neighbors now and could take one each – good for social distancing.



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They could also (more realistically) have an area for staff which would have its own restrooms because it’s possible they’ll employ cooks, gardeners, housekeepers, security guards, nannies and more.

And it’s entirely possible that each room deserves its own toilet – for example, the children’s cottage must have at least one, the gym (that’s where the stripper pole is allegedly housed) has to have at least one, maybe even two for a trainer, and the library must have its own, complete with reading materials.

Fingers crossed that the tea house and the wine cellars both have bathrooms for those who over-imbibe.



Meghan Markle et al. looking at the camera: (REUTERS)


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More importantly, will they have a favorite bathroom? How do you choose? Are any of them half bathrooms? Does the main bedroom have a his ‘n hers situation?

We can only hope that Vogue asks them 73 questions or MTV Cribs re-emerges, so we can tour them all.

Of course, Harry is used to having a plethora of bathrooms to choose from. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and an eye-watering 78 bathrooms.

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