Despite signing a two-year lease on the property, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided not to move into their coutry retreat after Meghan became petrified her security had been compromised.
The Duchess — whose diva antics have led to three of her closest staff quitting — was also said by an insider to have been frightened drones could be used to photograph her bathing topless in the summer as she plans to get in shape after she has her first baby.
They pulled out of making the move to the pad in the picturesque Cotswolds, south England, after the location has been the center of a string of high-profile raids by criminal gangs on mansions in the region.
“Meghan and Harry are going to be paying more than $5,000 per month in rent on the property after deciding at the last minute not to move in,” the source said. “It’s all to do with Meghan’s fears over security. The place has become too toxic. They rushed into signing the lease on the house and now the entire world knows where it is.”
The insider continued, “It is very secluded and will cost too much money to police. They are now looking for somewhere even more private which isn’t a magnet for terrorists, robbers and perverts.”
Sun-seeker Meghan also feared being photographed by cranks using drones as she sunbathed on the home’s lawns in the summer months. And sex-mad thrill-seekers are their biggest concern.
The road that leads to the country house is a hot spot for men trawling for gay sex. And busy trunk road that passes the top of the lane to home is a favorite destination for swingers’ romps.
The road has attracted several mentions on sites dedicated to outdoor sex in the UK with one revealing: “Lots of lay-bys on the road to Banbury. Popular with couples, gay men and voyeurs. Watch for police.”
Our palace insider added: “Meghan has already asked for a panic room to be installed in her and Harry’s royal residence of Frogmore Cottage, and has become extremely paranoid about her safety since joining the royals.”
“She saw how Kate Middleton was photographed topless when she was with Harry on holiday, and doesn’t want to be exposed to that kind of thing by moving into a property after the location of it and photographs were spread online by royal anoraks,” the source continued.
The home on which the couple are now turning their backs comes with four acres of land and the lovebirds even have a cozy English country pub and restaurant called the Boxing Hare on their doorstep.
Meghan and Harry would have been able to reach the renowned boozer by walking across their four acres of land if they fancy slipping out for a drink.
On TripAdvisor the home is described as: “A picturesque stone-built Inn and restaurant in the beautiful Cotswolds, with stone built walls, wood beams and a glorious lawned garden for al fresco dining.
“The Boxing Hare is located a few miles outside Chipping Norton on the Banbury Road. A former Masonic Lodge, it is now a privately owned pub/restaurant serving high-quality food with integrity in a relaxed, welcoming environment,” the description continued. “We have already established ties with local food producers, rare breed pork, local foraged mushrooms, local game, day boat fish from Looe in Cornwall through New Wave seafood in Fairford and soon Blenheim Palace lamb featuring on the menu.”
One diner wrote: “Love this pub! Had the most delicious Sunday lunch with friends. My husband had the roast pork and said it was the best roast he can remember.“
Meghan, 37 — whose first baby is due April –— and Harry, 34, have been subject to death threats from ISIS extremists and neo-Nazi groups since the beginning of their relationship.