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SUITS HER

Inside the £1million home Meghan Markle left behind in Toronto… and it’s fit for a princess

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have announced they're stepping down from their roles as 'senior royals' and splitting their time between the UK and North America.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the planned move this week via a statement posted on Instagram, a day after their first royal engagement since their six-week break in Canada.

 Meghan Markle rented this cute three-bedroom pad in Toronto while she filmed Suits
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Meghan Markle rented this cute three-bedroom pad in Toronto while she filmed SuitsCredit: The Mega Agency

It's thought the parents to eight-month-old Archie could set up their state-side base here, with Meghan calling it "home" after she spent seven years living in Toronto while filming legal drama Suits.

Meghan's former Canadian home was put up for sale in December 2017, and was eventually snapped up for $1.6 million (£953,289).

The two-storey townhouse was where Meghan lived while she was starring in Suits as paralegal Rachel Zane.

And Prince Harry even stayed there when he visited his then-girlfriend in secret.

 Meghan had a large mirror in her room where she took selfies
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Meghan had a large mirror in her room where she took selfiesCredit: Instagram

On the property listing, we saw that the gorgeous pad has now been stripped of Meghan’s beautiful décor so, sadly, the Union Jack cushions adorning the sofa are unlikely to be hers.

But she did give us some sneaky inside pictures on her then-Instagram of how it looked before it was redecorated.

 The interior of the house featured white furniture and was light and airy
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The interior of the house featured white furniture and was light and airy
 Meghan's former bedrooms were never photographed without a set of crisp white bedsheets... or her beloved dog Guy
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Meghan's former bedrooms were never photographed without a set of crisp white bedsheets... or her beloved dog GuyCredit: Instagram
 The two-storey townhouse was a place Meghan called home when she was starring in Suits as paralegal Rachel Zane
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The two-storey townhouse was a place Meghan called home when she was starring in Suits as paralegal Rachel ZaneCredit: Instagram

It was said to be decked out “like a California bungalow” and sold in less than a week of being on the market.

The three-bedroom, two bathroom Toronto home had a very feminine feel, with lots of flowers, gilded mirrors, a pink striped rug in the hallway and chic white furniture.

The former actress, who rented the house in the city’s west end for at least two years, is clearly a fan of reading, as the home was full of books kept all over the house.

 The home had a pink striped rug in the hallway, and her pooches were clearly a fan
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The home had a pink striped rug in the hallway, and her pooches were clearly a fanCredit: Instagram
 Meghan would have eaten breakfast in the dine-in kitchen
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Meghan would have eaten breakfast in the dine-in kitchen
 Meghan covered every surface with fresh flowers (pink peonies were a particular favourite)
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Meghan covered every surface with fresh flowers (pink peonies were a particular favourite)
 The home has now been stripped of Meghan's decor, but still looks very lavish
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The home has now been stripped of Meghan's decor, but still looks very lavish

The guest room even had colour coordinated books on the shelves, adding a splash of life to the white-painted room.

Her minimalist bedroom featured crisp white bed linen and a large mirror that she was known to take selfies in.

The home also includes an eat-in kitchen, a picturesque, landscaped garden, a basement and a two-car garage.

 Meghan also had a walk-in wardrobe fit for a princess... featuring an entire WALL devoted to her envy-inducing high heels
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Meghan also had a walk-in wardrobe fit for a princess... featuring an entire WALL devoted to her envy-inducing high heels
 Her minimalist bedroom featured crisp white bed linen and a large mirror
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Her minimalist bedroom featured crisp white bed linen and a large mirrorCredit: Instagram
 The pad has a landscaped garden, a basement and a two-car garage
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The pad has a landscaped garden, a basement and a two-car garageCredit: Instagram
 Before marrying into the Royal Family, Meghan happily shared snippets of her interior taste
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Before marrying into the Royal Family, Meghan happily shared snippets of her interior tasteCredit: Instagram

In true Hollywood fashion, the Suits starlet also had a lavish walk-in wardrobe where she devoted an entire wall to her enviable collection of high heels.

Maintaining the minimal colour scheme, Meghan's wardrobe featured bright white walls and marble floors for a luxurious feel.

Like a woman after our own hearts, Meghan covered every surface with fresh flowers (pink peonies were a particular favourite) as well having plenty of luxury candles on display for an understated touch.

 The former Suits actress covered every surface of her bedroom with fresh flowers and luxury candles
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The former Suits actress covered every surface of her bedroom with fresh flowers and luxury candlesCredit: Instagram
 Proving that she was never too precious about her home, the Duchess always let her beloved dogs up on the couch
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Proving that she was never too precious about her home, the Duchess always let her beloved dogs up on the couchCredit: Instagram
 Maintaining the minimal colour scheme, Meghan's home featured bright white walls and light-coloured floors for a luxurious feel
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Maintaining the minimal colour scheme, Meghan's home featured bright white walls and light-coloured floors for a luxurious feelCredit: Freeman Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage
 Meghan's former home has three bedrooms so guests could stay
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Meghan's former home has three bedrooms so guests could stayCredit: Freeman Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage

The couple spent £2.4million renovating the Grade II listed Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, which was a gift from the Queen.

The couple are said to have kitted it out with a state-of-the art nursery for baby Archie.

 Frogmore Cottage is Harry and Meghan's current home on the Frogmore Estate 
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Frogmore Cottage is Harry and Meghan's current home on the Frogmore Estate Credit: NO CREDIT/KGC Photo Agency LLP
 Prince Harry and Meghan moved out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage before Archie was born
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Prince Harry and Meghan moved out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage before Archie was bornCredit: Getty - Contributor

Meanwhile Meghan Markle's co-star Abigail Spencer posts a selfie after hiking with the Duchess and Prince Harry.

We shared how a body language expert said 'anxious' Prince Harry ‘acted like Meghan Markle’s bodyguard’.

While Prince Harry looked smart in a navy suit, Meghan looked elegant in a £345 Reiss tan coat, a £89.95 brown satin Massimo Dutti skirt, Jimmy Choo heels and a brown turtle-neck top. 

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Windsor Castle for their evening reception at Frogmore House
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