Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's neighbours have been warned not to talk to couple, ask to see baby Archie or stroke their dogs

Lauren Clark
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been criticised by their Windsor neighbours for bizarre rules [Image: Getty]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have come under fire for a fourth time in just a matter of weeks, following the Wimbledon “no photos” furore, private christening debate and revelation of the £2.4m taxpayer-funded renovation to their Windsor home.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are being criticised for a series of rules issued at a residents’ meeting over how locals should act if they encounter the couple out and about near Frogmore Cottage.

According to The Sun’s royal correspondent Emily Andrews, the “do and don’t commandments” include that they must not talk to the new royal parents, ask to see their baby Archie or stroke their dogs.

Other instructions include to refrain from offering to walk their dogs or babysit their two-month-old son, and they also shouldn’t post anything through their letterbox.

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But neighbours should say “good morning” if either Harry, 34, or Meghan, 37, instigates conversation with them.

Local residents include royal staff, officials living in grace-and-favour houses and Crown Estate employees.

They have told the paper “it would be funny if it wasn’t so over the top” and pointed out that “even the Queen doesn’t demand this”.

However, Buckingham Palace has insisted that the Duke and Duchess have had nothing to do with the strict requirements.

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They said the commandments had come from an “overly protective palace official”.

The warnings are reported to have been made at a residents’ meeting where the couple’s move to Windsor was discussed.

It has also been revealed by locals that Harry and Meghan have refused to reveal the name of their new dog.

The Duchess brought rescue beagle Guy from Canada to the UK when she moved over ahead of her wedding.

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They then got a black labrador last September, however the dog has remained nameless.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace told The Sun: “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.”

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