At a time when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already under public scrutiny for their constant demand for privacy and their costly renovation of Frogmore Cottage, another issue has attracted public attention, royal privilege, and unnecessary make impolite demands to their neighbors. Of course, the problem has raised the British people, and the Duke and Duchess are trying to repair their image. We know the following.
The Duke and Duchess issue rules for their neighbors near Frogmore Cottage.
A recent report by The Sun revealed a list of rules expected to be met by neighbors of Frogmore Cottage. According to the report, a neighborhood meeting was held where an overly protective palace office gave the property's residents a list of rules.
Under the rules, the neighbors must not approach or initiate a conversation with the Duke or Duchess. When addressed, they may respond with a simple courtesy such as "Good morning."
Neighbors must not touch the Royal Dogs, even if the dogs approach them. You must not offer to go for a walk with the dogs.
Those living near Frogmore Cottage should not ask the Duke or Duchess about their baby, Archie, or offer babysitting.
The property around Frogmore is part of the Windsor Estate and is therefore inhabited by palace officials and Royal Staff members. There are approximately 400 people in the area, including Prince Charles, a former nanny, the queen's right-hand man, and the Governor of Windsor. These citizens are far from the public and everyone knows how to behave properly towards a king. Some are therefore quite annoyed and offended by these demands.
"We do not know how to behave like that with the queen," a neighbor said. "She is very happy that people welcome her."
The rules may not come from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
After the report was published, Buckingham Palace published a statement in which The Duke or Duchess had nothing to do with meeting their neighbors' demands.
According to Hello magazine, a palace spokesman said, "The Duke and Duchess did not request this, knew nothing about it and had nothing to do with the content or guidance provided."
The rules may have been made by an overly protective palace official who took up the claims of Harry and Markle for privacy to mean that they expected such things from their neighbors.
The demands continue to cloud Sussex's image.
Regardless of who created them, the Sussex blame. At a time when they are already criticizing issues such as the costly rebuilding of Frogmore Cottage and Markle's over-the-top political Vogue theme, this new appeal can do more damage to their reputation.
The problem is that Harry and Markle did not introduce these rules, but were created because of their constant desire for privacy. For example, they have not released the name of their new dog or the names of Archie's godparents, which upsets the British public. Markle also came under fire recently when her bodyguard asked a woman to stop taking photos at Wimbledon.
Although it may seem reasonable for Harry and Markle to ask for privacy, they need to remember that British taxpayers are financing their lifestyle. So if you want to accept the big paycheck that comes with a royal family, you have to stop being private. Instead, they must represent the country and the crown. They have to give their lives to people, because they are paid for that.
If Harry and Markle are unwilling to accept the public life of a king, they may need to become private citizens.