The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s neighbours at their new home in Frogmore Cottage have been issued with a set of rules, including not talking to the couple or stroking their dog, it has emerged.
The list of dos and don’ts are aimed at people living near the Royal couple’s new home on the Windsor estate, including royal staff and estate employees.
The list reportedly includes:-
Don't approach or instigate conversation if you see the Royal couple
Do say 'Good Morning' or some other pleasantry if they speak to you
Don't pet or stroke their dogs, even if they come over to you
Don't offer to walk their dogs
Don't ask to see baby Archie or offer to babysit
Don't post anything through the letterbox of Frogmore Cottage
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Neighbours have hit out at the demands, with one telling The Sun: “It would be funny if it wasn’t so over the top” and adding: “Even the Queen doesn’t demand this.”
One also pointed out that everyone who lives on the estate works for the Royal family so knows how to behave around them.
Buckingham Palace has apparently said the request came from an “overly protective palace official” without Harry and Meghan’s knowledge.
The list comes just weeks after Meghan’s staff reportedly ordered people at Wimbledon not to take her photograph when she attended the tournament.
The couple have also been criticised for spending £2.4million of taxpayers’ cash on their home.