MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry‘s neighbors have received a briefing giving advice on how to interact with the royal couple.
Earlier this year Meghan and Harry moved to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor’s Queen estate. They were accompanied in May by the first child of the couple, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Many of those who live on the estate are royal employees or crown domain staff.
According to The Sun, neighbors are encouraged not to approach the couple and start conversations.
When Meghan or Harry start a discussion, they are very welcome to exchange courtesies with the young couple.
They are also asked not to play with the dogs of the couples or to see their baby.
Meghan and Harry have two dogs, including a beagle, Guy, who came from Canada with Meghan.
They also acquired a black Labrador Retriever in September last year, although the name has not been made public.
A local resident commented: “It’s extraordinary. We’ve never heard anything like it.
“Everyone who lives on the estate works for the royal family and knows how to behave respectfully.”
Those who live close to the royal couple include Mable Anderson, the former nanny of Prince Charles and the dresser Angela Kelly of the queen.
In total, around 400 people live in the Home Park and Great Part area of Windsor, managed by Crown Estate.
Before Meghan and Harry moved to Frogmore Cottage, a £ 2.4 million restoration was funded by the taxpayer.
Additional work is planned in the gardens of the cottage.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the advice had been given to the locals, but said that Meghan and Harry had not formulated the briefing.
A spokesperson said: ‘The duke and duchess had no knowledge of this briefing and were not involved in the concept or the content.
“This was a well-intended briefing to help a small local community know how to welcome two new residents and help them with a possible meeting.
“There was no brochure or letter. The conversation was conducted by a local manager and was generally regarded as well received. “