Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's neighbours given list banning them from talking to royals or petting dogs

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's neighbours given list banning them from talking to royals or petting dogs

You can't choose who your neighbours are, and that's a fact. Sometimes that can be pretty damn aggravating; a really nice property in a good town can be spoiled by a belligerent neighbour who makes life hell for everyone within a 20 miles radius.

Maybe they play music too loudly, perhaps they insist that you make too much noise when you don't, or maybe their yard is horrendously messy, it all depends on who you have the misfortune of living in close proximity to.

However, it seems as though even the neighbours of royalty have their bugbears - and apparently, some of them are required to be somewhat standoffish.

Check out this adorable video of baby Archie below:

Yes, apparently the neighbours of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been issued a series of fairly draconian rules by their various aides. These rules have warned their disgruntled neighbours not to talk to the couple, ask to see their baby, Archie, or even to pet their dogs.

Neighbours at Frogmore Cottage have also been advised by royal staff, (officials who live in grace-and-favour houses and Crown Estate employees) not to post anything through the letterbox of their Windsor home, or to offer to walk their pets.

One local resident told British tabloid newspaper The Sun that: "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."

Watch the embarrassing moment Harry had to tell Meghan to turn around below:

Offering her two cents on the situation, Royal commentator Ingrid Seward stated: "It sounds as if Harry and Meghan’s ­incessant demands for privacy means that palace officials are second-guessing what they might want. It’s odd because it’s just good manners to engage your neighbour in conversation in a pleasant way. It’s a very normal British thing to say ‘Good Morning’ and pat a dog."

She added: "The Queen always chats to neighbours and even has tea with people on the estate as she’s very friendly with them. The ‘not petting the dog’ is particularly strange. Maybe Harry doesn’t want people approaching them and using their dogs as an excuse to talk. And, of course, the dog with no name keeps its privacy, as they won’t tell us its name!"

So are Harry and Meghan being stroppy? Or are they entitled to their privacy? I guess it all depends on your personal point of view. But you won't be able to ask them in person anytime soon!