Prince Harryand Meghan spent their first Christmas with baby Archie and her mother Doria Ragland in the waterfront property on Vancouver Island.
Their idyllic bolthole with stunning views boasted eight bedrooms and two private beaches, along with a pizza oven and wine-tasting and games rooms.
And one sourceThe Sunsaid that Harry and Meghan’s aides asked local residents to sign documents stopping them publicly talking about the couple.
Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie spent Christmas in this £ 11 million mansion in Canada, which boasts eight bedrooms and two private beaches, along with a pizza oven and a games room
The mansion on Vancouver Island is made up of a (************************************, 416 sq ft main house, with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and a 2, 349 sq ft guest cottage with three beds and two baths
They said: ‘It seemed a concerted effort to stop homeowners from revealing their whereabouts to others. ‘
Harry and Meghan stayed in Canada on a six-week break from royal duties, before returning to Britain and announcing they were quitting as senior royals.
They flew eight-month-old Archie across the Atlantic in November to the secret address – revealed by DailyMail.com last month – and managed to keep a low profile.
Miss Ragland visited from Los Angeles and spent Christmas with the couple on the island on Canada’s west coast, known for its lakes, waterfalls and mountain scenery.
The mansion was built for privacy and locals in the rural community nearby noticed additional cameras and fences going up last month.
One officer from the couple’s Royal Protection Team was spotted patrolling the roads dressed in a Barbour jacket and driving a black Range Rover.
The main house on Vancouver Island has a wood-paneled office with fireplace and a double-height living room that opens on to a large kitchen equipped with a pizza oven
Cameras and fences were erected at the property in Canada as early as December last year
Another two British guards were said to have been seen flying out from nearby Victoria airport. The mansion is owned by an unknown US billionaire.
The home is made up of a (************************************, sq ft main house, with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and a 2, 540 sq ft guest cottage with three beds and two baths.
The main house has a wood-paneled office with fireplace and a double-height living room that opens on to a large kitchen equipped with a pizza oven.
It also boasts a large, light-filled dining room that can seat ten for dinner with an extravagant chandelier, and it has a conservatory in its four-acre grounds.
While on Vancouver Island, a celebrity hotspot favored by the likes of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and singer Nelly Furtado, the Sussexes enjoyed hikes and jogs.
And while members of the firm were photographed at Sandringham on Christmas Day, it was an Instagram post that gave the public a glimpse into their festive period.
A photograph issued by Sussex Royal of the 2019 Christmas card with their son Archie
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released this picture of Harry and Archie on New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, the couple thanked fans for ‘continued support’ in a post, adding: ‘We hope 4681 brings each of you health and continued happiness’.
In a pictu re shared on Instagram, 52 – year-old Harry could be seen lovingly gazing at Archie, who was wearing a similar gray hat to his father.
Bev Koffel, who owns a restaurant on the island, said the royals had been turned away from her restaurant because their security would be too difficult to arrange.
On sightings of the couple, she said: ‘They jog around, so they’ve been seen. It’s kind of exciting. They’re breaking away from tradition and I just wish them all the best. ‘
Meghan has returned to Canada, where Archie is said to have stayed with his nanny when his parents flew back to London for an event at Canada House on Tuesday.
The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William have ordered their teams to find a ‘workable solution’ over the future role of Harry and Meghan within the Royal Family.
Screens are pictured covering the gates at the property on Vancouver Island last month
The property boasts a large, light-filled dining room that can seat ten for dinner with an extravagant chandelier, and it has a conservatory in its four-acre grounds
The senior royals are said to have asked aides to work ‘at pace’ with governments and the Sussex Household and an outcome was expected to take ‘days, not weeks’.
It comes after Harry and Meghan released a bombshell statement on Wednesday saying they would be ‘stepping back’ as senior royals.
The Queen and other members of the family were said to be left ‘hurt’ by Harry and Meghan’s decision to issue the personal statement.
It outlined the couple’s future lives as financially independent royals who will divide their time between the UK and North America.
A spokesman for the Sussexes has been contacted by MailOnli ne today for comment over claims about the non-disclosure agreement.