PRINCE HARRY met a Russian billionaire linked to his and Meghan’s 11million Canada hideaway at a celebrity Google climate change retreat, it is reported.
The Duke of Sussex is said to have enjoyed a ‘substantive chat’ with businessman Yuri Milner at the three-day Google Camp gathering in Sicily last summer.
Harry is said to have met Russian billionaire Yuri Milner at a Google climate change retreat, with the businessman linked to the royal couple’s Canada bolthole
Mr Milner hosted a superyacht cocktail party for A-listers, who included Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom and Harry Styles, The Daily Mail reports.
A source told the Mail Mr Milner ‘likes to collect celebrities.
Harry and Meghan are thought to have planned their bombshell retreat from frontline royal life at the stunning Mille Fleurs home on Vancouver Island.
But the royal couple have been at the heart of a secrecy row over who lent them the luxury mansion.
Harry and Meghan refused to say if they paid for their six-week stay or confirm who the property belongs to.
Moscow-born Mr Milner also rented Mille Fleurs five years ago, but denies he now owns the stunning pad.
But neighbours claim the holiday home is owned by a Russian billionaire.
Mr Milner’s pal Canadian music producer David Foster also has a home on Vancouver Island.
HOAR previously revealed Harry and Meghan asked neighbours to sign non-disclosure agreements before moving in for Christmas with baby Archie.
The Mille Fleurs home near Victoria, British Columbia, would have cost more than 100,000 to rent.
Neighbours claim the holiday home Mille Fleurs on Vancouver Island is owned by a Russian billionaire
Harry and Meghan refused to reveal information of the owner or if they paid to stay in the Canadian mansion
The Mille Fleurs home would have cost more than 100,000 rent
The idyllic bolthole has stunning views and boasts eight bedrooms and two private beaches.
One local, who did not wish to be named, told HOAR: I was very surprised to hear they were staying there because its always been a mystery about who actually owns it.
“It doesnt seem the sort of place a royal couple would go.
The mystery over the propertys ownership is likely to raise concerns over the couples acquaintances as they seek financial independence.
An estate agent who helped sell it in 2014 said the new owner included a non-disclosure agreement as part of the deal.
He said the buyer was neither Canadian nor American.
The complex purchasing method can help people hide their involvement.
All of the 27 properties on the road are registered under a company called Towner Bay Country Club.
It means buyers effectively just purchase shares in the club, with their names not on any public paperwork.
Mr Milner made a fortune when his investment firm DST Global bought stakes in Facebook and Twitter with funding said to be from Kremlin-controlled companies.
He has also invested in a real estate venture co-owned by Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
When asked about Mille Fleurs, Mr Milner’s spokesman Paddy Harverson told the Mail: “Neither Yuri Milner nor any family member nor any entity affiliated with him or his family owns this property.
“He rented the property five years ago for a brief period of time.”
The eco-preaching couple have been criticised for their carbon footprint
Harry is expected to fly back to Canada next Thursday
Harry and Meghan missed the traditional royal Christmas with the Queen