Chances are that you won't ever get a chance to live next to a prince, even if you wanted to. That has to be some expensive real estate, not to mention the HomeOwners Association fees. You would have to imagine that someone like a Prince would be pretty particular about who they live next to.
Still, it could be fun to live next to the Duke and Duchess. You'd have key insights to how they live, and who knows, maybe they'd even invite you over for a barbecue. Or if you're really lucky, they'd ask you to house sit when you're away. Does that sound unbelievable? Well, you're probably right.
As it turns out, living next to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might not be all it's cracked up to be. Don't expect to become buddy-buddy with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They recently released a set of rules for their neighbors which is quite strict. Read on to find out their rules.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle hold the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and boy are they happy to throw that title around to get their way. They recently moved into a new home in Frogmore Cottage, a place that could only exist in England with a name like that, and with their new home they have also released a list of rules for their new neighbors which include such reasonable requests as not looking at them or petting their dog. Don't they sound nice?
The Duke and Duchess are incredibly important people to the country, so it's understandable they would have some hangups, but the list of rules is somewhat ridiculous. It extends to all their neighbors which include the staff who work for them as part of the royal staff.
The full list of rules is a little hefty, so I'm sure the neighbors will be studying it carefully over the next couple of weeks to make sure they don't break any of them. Here are some of the highlights. "Don't approach or instigate conversation if you see the royal couple." That might be a rule that anyone with an annoying neighbor wishes they could put into effect. "Do say good morning or some other pleasantry if they speak to you." Ah, so you can't speak to them, but they can speak to you. That's fair.
"Don't pet or stroke their dogs, even if they come over to you." Now this is just ridiculous. They are going to deny their dogs love and affection just because of their silly rule? That's where I draw the line.
"Don't offer to walk their dogs." This rule seems pretty clear given the whole "no petting" rule. If I can't pet your dogs, I'm sure as heck not going to take them for a walk. "Don't ask to see baby Archie or offer to babysit." This one seems reasonable, though they may regret that babysitting rule the next time they want a night out alone. "Don't post anything through the letterbox of Frogmore Cottage."
Neighbors have already poked fun at the list, saying, "It would be funny if it wasn't so over the top. Even the Queen doesn't demand this." According to the Buckingham Palace, the list was actually created by someone other than the Duke and Dutchess in an effort to protect them. Regardless, it does not make them look good, especially following criticisms of the couple spending too much tax money on their home.