Would you want to be Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's neighbours?

The royal duo have a strict list of rules, including zero small talk and absolutely no asking about Baby Archie


Entertainment Desk July 28, 2019
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Several months ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left Kensington Palace to lead a more quiet existence at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, England. But it appears some can argue the royal duo are taking their privacy a little to far.

According to The Daily Mail, at a recent residents meeting, the royals' neighbors were given a detailed list of rules to follow should they ever run into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. First and foremost, they shouldn't engage in small talk unless Meghan or Harry speaks to them. In that case, they can offer a simple "good morning," reported Instyle.

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images - Chris Jackson

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Other big no's include petting their two dogs even if they come over to the neighbor's property as well as offering to dog walk. As for their newborn son, Archie Harrison, he's a topic that is totally off limits.

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"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," says one neighbor, noting that most of the residents are royal staffers and estate employees.

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ - it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA

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While their list of demands seem extreme, apparently Meghan and Harry weren't the ones who issued the notice. “The Duke and Duchess had no knowledge of this briefing and no involvement in the concept or the content", a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said.

The spokesperson continued to defend Meghan and Harry's strict rules. "This was a well-intentioned briefing to help a small local community know how to welcome two new residents and help them with any potential encounter. There was no handout or letter. The talk was undertaken by a local manager and was widely viewed as being well received."

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