A scary situation for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as a man was arrested at the couple’s home for stalking … TMZ has learned.
A rep for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office tells us they got a call Monday morning, around 2 AM, from security staffers at Harry and Meghan’s Montecito mansion for a man near the property.
A 29-year-old man was allegedly caught lurking outside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s California mansion in the middle of the night on Monday.
Kevin Garcia Valdovinos, 29, was arrested and later booked on misdemeanor stalking charges when the royal couple’s security team noticed the man near the Montecito property around 2 a.m., according to TMZ.
There’s no indication if Prince Harry, Markle, or either of their two children — Archie, 4, or Lilibet, 1, — were home at the time of the arrest.
Markle was in New York City on Tuesday evening alongside Harry and her mother Doria for the Ms. Foundation awards ceremony as she received the 2023 Women of Vision Award “for her global advocacy to empower and advocate on behalf of women and girls.”
Valdovinos was released on $2,500 bail, according to the outlet.
The Post has reached out to the Santa Barbara Police Department.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased the lavish 18,000-square-foot home, which rests on 5.4 acres, for $14.5 million in 2020.
It marks the second time the royal couple was targeted by a potential intruder.
TMZ broke the story … back on Christmas Eve 2020, a man named Nickolas Brooks, who apparently drove all the way from Ohio, was dinged for trespassing on the property — but he was let off with a warning. However, cops say Brooks returned yet again on December 26, 2020, and was arrested for trespassing.
Brooks was cited for misdemeanor trespassing, but his motive was unclear.
“I don’t know why I went to their place, that’s kind of where I ended up. I drove across the country — I know it’s crazy,” Brooks told The Sun in March 2021.
“I’ve been told to stay away and that I’m never allowed back there but I don’t have to appear in court. I was in jail for a night and they told me to stay away in future.”
The Harkles have hired another PR firm to raise their huge unpopularity. So we will have to hear even more about them. They’re being shoved down our throats.