Harry and Meghan's US neighbours are 'questioning couple's motives'

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Prince Harry's royal revelations have left his neighbours questioning his motives (Image: ITV)

Prince Harry and Meghan's neighbours are "beginning to question" the couple's media offensive, it is reported.

Residents in the exclusive neighbourhood of Montecito, California, are questioning the couple's motives following the fallout from Harry's new memoir Spare.

Locals living in the multi-million dollar estate, which is home to Oprah Winfrey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ellen DeGeneres, were asked for their views on fellow neighbours Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

One man simply asked: "Why are they doing this?" and a woman revealed: "My friends turn their nose up at it all."

With their huge Netflix, Spotify and book deals many residents are beginning to turn away from all the revelations which continue to rock the Royal Family.

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Reporter Martha Kelner, from Sky News, said: "As the TV and book deals mount up, neighbours are beginning to question the motives behind their media offensive."

Harry and Meghan's US neighbours are 'questioning couple's motives'One woman, a former TV executive living in Montecito, revealed her friends are turning their noses up at the couple (Sky News)

However, one resident seem to be enjoying the continuous revelations from the couple's media work.

He said: "The story is interesting because it keeps evolving. It's he said, she said. It makes great television."

Asked whether the US were on Harry and Meghan's side, one neighbour replied: "My observation is that most women are on Meghan's side.

"Most men are just wondering why are they doing this?"

A former television executive living in Montecito revealed her friends are beginning to tire from the revelations.

Harry and Meghan's US neighbours are 'questioning couple's motives'The fallout from Harry's new memoir Spare has left many residents in the exclusive neighbourhood of Montecito questioning the couple's motives (AFP via Getty Images)

She said: "My friends turn their nose up at it all. People hear they get a $100m contract with Netflix.

"They are making that money, it's not theirs. It's for their company and their staff.

"So I'm sure it's partly due to a lifestyle they want, and so an element of all this will be them thinking 'what can we sell'."

But whilst there is a split opinion on the couple's antics a local book shop in Montecito has placed a large order for copies of the memoir.

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Harry and Meghan's US neighbours are 'questioning couple's motives'One man asked 'Why are they doing this?' (Sky News)

Mary Sheldon, part-owner of Tecolote, believes people are interested in the "soap opera" revelations rather than the politics.

She told Sky News: "I was excited when I found out it was coming.

"I called my publisher and told him to put in an order, it's one of the books we order by the carton, people are definitely excited about reading it here."

She added: "People are interested in how it affected the Queen before she passed away, that sort of thing.

"I think people are interested in the book because of the family dynamics and comparing the Royal Family to their family.

Harry and Meghan's US neighbours are 'questioning couple's motives'Neighbours are baffled at the couple's continuous revelations (Getty Images)

"They're not really interested in the politics of it.

"It's a soap opera and everyone wants to know what happens in the next episode."

Royal commentators believe there is more sympathy for the couple in the US rather than the UK - with many Americans seeing Prince Harry being emotionally honest for the first time.

Skylar Baker-Jordan, an American media commentator, said: "I think Americans look at Prince Harry and see a vulnerable young man who is being emotionally honest - perhaps for the first time in his life.

"The British tend to see a spoiled rich kid with every privilege life can afford moaning about the gilded cage he's found himself in."

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