Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new US mansion was breached by an intruder twice over Christmas, sources have claimed.
A man was reportedly arrested by police on Boxing Day after being caught trespassing at their £11million home in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, for the second time in just three days
Suspected intruder Nikolas Brooks, 37, from Ohio in the US, is also accused of invading the couple's 11-bedroom property on Christmas Eve, TMZ reports.
It is understood he had driven from Ohio before breaching security to enter the mansion. He has since been charged with one count of trespassing.
Whether the pair were at home at the time of the alleged offence remains unclear.
The Daily Star has approached a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.
News of the arrest comes just a week after the Duke of Sussex revealed concerns about his family's security during the couple's explosive interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
He discussed how security privileges had been revoked by Buckingham Palace after the pair quit royal duties before they moved to the US in June last year.
Harry also said the couple signed bumper deals with Spotify and Netflix to fund security after they had been financially "cut off" by his family.
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He told Oprah: 'I've got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this.
"During COVID, the suggestion by a friend was, 'What about streamers?''
Wife Meghan, meanwhile, admitted arranging their own security was something they "genuinely hadn't thought about it before".
Discussing the deals with Oprah, believed to be worth an estimated $130million (£93m), the 36-year-old said: "We didn't have a plan.
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"That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us."
During the bombshell interview, Harry accused dad Prince Charles of ignoring his calls and that the couple had been forced to finance their lavish new lifestyles since announcing their split in January last year.
He added: "The biggest concern was that while we were in Canada, in someone else's house, and then I got told short notice that security was going to be removed.
"So suddenly it dawned on me, hang on a second, the borders could be closed, we're going to have our security removed, who knows how long lockdown is going to be.
"The world knows where we are. It's not safe. It's not secure."
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