Prince Harry & Meghan Markle stalker arrested for lurking outside couple's home in early hours of the morning

A man has been arrested outside the home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in California on suspicion of stalking.

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Santa Barbara police were called to the home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in Montecito, at around 2am on Monday morning, May 15. The man, who has been named as Kevin Garcia Valdovinos, was placed under citizen’s arrest by the couple's security guards. 

After arriving at the scene, police officers arrested the 29 year-old and charged him with misdemeanour stalking. He was later released on a $2,500 bail. 

TMZ report the charges suggest this was not Mr Valdovinos’ first offence in relation to the couple. Under California law, misdemeanour stalking is punishable with up to one year in county jail, or probation. 

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

It is currently unclear if Prince Harry and Meghan were in the home at the time of the incident. Prince Harry recently returned to California after a 28-hour visit to the UK for the coronation of King Charles III.