Meghan Markle news: “It’s extraordinary. We’ve never heard anything like it” (Image: GETTY)
Earlier this year Meghan and Harry moved into Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate. They were joined in May by the couples first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Many of those who live on the estate are royal employees or crown estate staff.
According to The Sun neighbours are urged not to approach the couple and initiate conversations.
However if Meghan or Harry start a discussion they are welcome to exchange pleasantries with the young couple.
They are also asked not to play with the couples dogs or request to see their baby.
Meghan and Harry have two dogs including a beagle, Guy, which came with Meghan from Canada.
In September of last year they also acquired a black labrador, though its name has not been publicly revealed.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Image: GETTY)
Speaking to The Sun a local resident commented: “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.”
Those living close to the royal couple include Mable Anderson, Prince Charles’ former nanny, and the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly.
In total about 400 people live in the Home Park and Great Part region of Windsor, which the Crown Estate is responsible for managing.
Before Meghan and Harry moved in Frogmore Cottage underwent a £2.4million restoration, funded by the taxpayer.
Meghan Markle news: Frogmore Cottage underwent a £2.4million restoration (Image: GETTY)
Additional work is planned in the cottage’s gardens.
In a statement Buckingham Palace confirmed the advice had not been given but said Meghan and Harry formulated the briefing.
A spokesman said: “The Duke and Duchess had no knowledge of this briefing and no involvement in the concept or the content.
“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.”