Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie spent the baby's first Christmas in a NZ$21 million mansion on Canada's Vancouver Island.
Music producer David Foster has revealed that he arranged for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to spend Christmas in the mansion.
Foster told the Daily Mail he connected with the royals via his new wife, actress Katharine McPhee, who went to school with the duchess in Los Angeles.
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He said he was "honoured" to help the couple find a suitable location for Archie's first Christmas.
"I felt honoured that I was able to help Meghan there, because I'm a Canadian and we're a Commonwealth country," he said.
"I was really happy to be able to help them to find a respite just to take a little time off."
He said he facilitated finding the house but did not know whether the royals paid rent for their stay.
The waterfront mansion last sold for about $21 million.
It is owned by a mystery millionaire.
"The owner has allowed this to happen through me, and I was happy to facilitate," Foster added.
"I don't know what their next plans are, but I know that it was reinvigorating for them to spend some downtime."