Harry and Meghan issue ‘dos and don’ts list’ to Frogmore House neighbours which bans them from talking to royals, asking to see Archie or petting their dogs
- Strict rules were issued at residents’ meeting for those living on Windsor Estate
- Locals have branded the notoriously-private couple’s demands as ‘over the top’
- Couple were criticised for spending £2.4m of taxpayers’ money on the cottage
Harry and Meghan’s neighbours have been issued with a strict ‘dos and don’ts list’ banning them from approaching or talking to the royals.
Residents living near the Duke and Duchess’s new Frogmore Cottage home have also been told they cannot ask to see baby Archie or pet the Sussex’s dogs.
The astonishing set of rules were presented at a residents’ meeting for those living on the private Home Park estate in Windsor.
Harry and Meghan’s neighbours have been issued with a ‘dos and don’ts list’ banning them from approaching or talking to the royal
Residents living near the Duke and Duchess’s new Frogmore Cottage home (pictured) have also been told they cannot ask to see baby Archie or pet the Sussex’s dogs
Their neighbours include royal staff, Crown Estate employees and officials in grace-and-favour houses.
Locals branded the notoriously-private couple’s demands as ‘over the top’.
One told The Sun: ‘It’s extraordinary. We’ve never heard anything like it. Everyone who lives on the estate works for the royals and knows how to behave respectfully.
‘We aren’t told how to behave around the Queen like this. She’s very happy for people to greet her.’
Royal commentators said the demands were ‘anti-British’ and pointed out that the Queen regularly chats to neighbours and even has tea with them.
It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were heavily criticised for spending £2.4million of taxpayers’ money renovating the cottage.
They moved out of Kensington Palace earlier this year amid fierce rumours of a rift with their in-laws Kate Middleton and Prince William.
The Sussexes were criticised for keeping details of son Archie’s birth and christening private
The Sussexes were criticised again for keeping details of son Archie’s birth and christening private.
They have also chosen to keep the identity of Archie’s godparents secret.
It was reported yesterday that the Queen will take Meghan under her wing for a ‘quiet word’ when she celebrates her 38th birthday at Balmoral Castle next month.
The Duchess of Sussex is thought to be celebrating her special day there, and according to reports the monarch will advise her on how to navigate the tricky world of PR.
The Queen, 93, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, is said to be particularly fond of Meghan, who recently welcomed Archie with Prince Harry, and is keen for her to ‘avoid any further PR blunders’.