California is a big presence in the series.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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No matter how you feel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, you can’t argue that they create a lot of intrigue. Their Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, is prime example of that. The six-part series chronicles their story—their childhoods, how they met, courtship, wedding, work as royals, how the tabloids mistreated them, and the eventual fallout with the British Royal Family. It’s juicy stuff, with a lot of bombshell allegations. 

While the series covers a lot of ground, we were most struck by how important the West Coast is to their story—we’re Sunset editors, after all. Markle is a Los Angeles native and the couple now reside in Montecito (home to celebrities like Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres). They also spent some time on Vancouver Island before and after stepping down as senior royals. And spoiler alert ahead! The last few minutes of the docuseries shows Prince Harry driving around the picturesque California coast and the family enjoying life in their new hometown and state.

Take a look as a list of West Coast locations mentioned in the series below.

Residences in Miracle Mile

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Miracle Mile

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Growing up, Markle and her mother resided in the Miracle Mile neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Little Red Schoolhouse

Markle attended this Hollywood school from ages 2 to 12. She and her mother visit the school in the docuseries and reconnect with her former teacher.

Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School

Markle graduated from this all-girls, Catholic high school located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Other notable alumni include Mary Tyler Moore and Tyra Banks.

Married… With Children Set

Markle recalls visiting her father—a lighting director—on the set of Married… with Children. The series was filmed at various studios in Los Angeles: ABC Television Center, Sunset Gower Studios, and Sony Pictures Studios.

The Hollywood Bowl

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The Hollywood Bowl

During one scene of the docuseries, Markle drives by the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angelesand recalls a painful experience there where her mother was called the N-word while they were leaving a concert. It’s also the site of her high school graduation.

Vancouver Island

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Vancouver Island

To get away from the stresses of royal life and negative media coverage due to their tabloid lawsuit, the couple and their son, Archie, decamped to Vancouver Island to find peace and space in December 2019.

A street in Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills

Right when COVID-19 hit and they were about to lose their royal security protection, they found refuge in writer, director, producer, and actor Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills home. At that home, Archie took his first steps.

Butterfly Beach in Montecito

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Montecito

The couple and their children have resided in their $14.7 million Montecito home since the summer of 2020. Their California home is featured in many bucolic shots of the family spending time together in the docuseries. The interviews for the series were filmed in a $33.5 million mansion a few minutes away from their home.

Big Sur

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Big Sur

The couple are seen visiting a beautiful and secluded beach in Big Sur in September 2020. It’s also revealed that they’re expecting a second child during this trip.

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