Did Prince Harry and Meghan really just tell neighbours to refrain from talking to them?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Photo: Getty Images)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have gotten a lot of flak for their request to keep certain things about their lives private. First, there was Archie's birth plan and christening, then Meghan's request that fans refrain from taking any pictures of her at Wimbledon. Now, the tabloids are reporting that the Duke and Duchess humbly request neighbours refrain from talking to them and His Royal Highness, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.

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The Sun reported that "do and don't commandments" were issued to residents who lived near Frogmore Cottage. Included in the list was a warning not to approach or instigate conversation if you see the royals, not to ask to see baby Archie and to refrain from asking to walk the couple's dogs. 

"Don't pet or stroke their dogs, even if they come over to you," the Sun specified, even if you end up feeling like a monster for denying the pups the love every dog deserves. 

We're not quite sure about the very many things circulating the Internet with the clear intention of making the Sussexes out to be so monstrous - so heartless - but we can confirm that this here rumour is a right load of codswallop. 

According to HELLO!, Buckingham Palace released a statement denying the claims. 

"The Duke and Duchess didn't request this, didn't know about it, and had nothing to do with the content or guidance offered," commented a spokesperson for the Palace, confirming once again that we absolutely shouldn't believe everything we hear about the royals, particularly The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  

Another day, another Prince Harry-Meghan Markle rumour, innit?