Buckingham Palace have said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had “nothing to do” with the content of a meeting in which neighbours were said to have been issued with a list of rules.
According to The Sun, local residents were told in a meeting not to approach the royal couple, start a conversation or stroke their dogs.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Duke and Duchess didn’t request this, didn’t know about it, and had nothing to do with the content or guidance offered.”
It is also understood residents living near Meghan and Harry’s Frogmore Cottage were told not to offer to babysit Archie.
The Sussexes were forced to speak out after The Sun reported neighbours had been given pointers on how to behave towards the pair.
Locals were said to have been told:
- Don’t approach or instigate conersation 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
The meeting is thought to be a staple of life on the estate and would have likely included other village matters.
Meghan and Harry’s quest for privacy have made headlines in recent weeks after the royal pair refused to reveal details of their sons godparents.
Archie had a private christening last month but details of the celebration were kept underwraps by his royal parents.
Meghan, who is on maternity leave, also reportedly told royal protection officers not to let Wimbledon fans take pictures of her.
The revealation came after one fan said an officer had approached them and told them off for taking pictures.
Embarrassingly, the Wimbledon fan was taking a picture of tennis ace Serena Wiliams and not Meghan.