Prince Harry is reportedly eyeing up the same beach house Princess Diana escaped to when she was deciding if she wanted to join the Royal Family. Before Prince Charles announced his engagement to the princess, she secretly travelled to Australia to make her decision.
The royal expert Judy Wade said Princess Diana stayed at her mum Frances Shand Kydd’s Mollymook beach house.
She spent her time there over the new year swimming, surfing and soul-searching alone in secret.
Writing in her book Diana: The Intimate Portrait, Ms Wade said: “Frances rented a beach house tucked away among tall gum trees overlooking the beach.”
The royal expert described the house as a “modern, dark-stained timber beach house.”
She said the property was “situated at the end of a winding dirt track, which made it invisible from the road.”
Ms Wade wrote about how Princess Diana’s mum would “enjoy a cool drink on the wooden, elevated deck facing the sea” with her daughter as the pair “discussed the enormity of Prince Charles’ proposal and the impact on all their lives.”
A source said Prince Harry is now interested in finding an Australian beach house to turn it into his very own secret spot.
They said the Duchess of Sussex was “shocked” Prince Harry was interested in buying the beach hideout.
The pair said they want to create content that “informs but also gives hope”.
After signing the deal with Netflix, the Sussexes have reportedly cancelled a fundraising event for the Invictus Games which would have been broadcast on Amazon.
The event was due to take place in California in June 2021.
An Invictus spokesperson said the event was “shelved” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
They said the decision was made independent of the Sussexes’ Netflix deal.
The Sussexes also reportedly bought a mansion in Santa Barbara for $14.65million in June.
The property has nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms and is located in the Montecito neighbourhood.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family earlier this year.
They originally planned to split their time between the UK and North America.
But the couple have been living in the US since March.