Native Americans have warned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle against irrigating the garden of their £11 million mansion with holy water, it has been reported.
The Duke and Duchess' home is allegedly built on land formerly occupied by the Chumash tribe – and the Sun claims the natives' leader fears they may be using water they regard as sacred to water their gardens.
Tribe leader, Eleanor Fishburn, 60, has warned the couple against using water from the land's hot and cold springs and underground rivers.
She told the Sun: “For us, this water is pure water, holy water and ceremonial water.
“As a native population, it is sacred for us and the idea that people in the area are using water from springs to water their gardens is something that doesn’t sit well with us.”
The leader of the tribe’s Barbareno- Ventura branch, invited the couple to meet them to discuss alternatives.
“It would be great if they came so we could explain our history and culture and let them know about how sacred the water is to us," she added.
“It would be good to explain to them that if they are using the water to irrigate their garden, they have an alternative choice.”
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Last month, workers who were doing landscaping on an estate near Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's home in Montecito, California reportedly found human remains.
They were discovered just 350 yards from the mansion the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into last year.
The bones, which could date back centuries were unearthed from soil up to 3ft deep, are believed to belong to a Native American, according to the Sun.
A source told the newspaper: “Work stopped right away on the property and the cops were called in.
“It’s quite a lot of drama for a place like Montecito.”
Police are said to have called in a forensic anthropologist to study them in a bid to determine how old they are.
Officials in Santa Barbara County confirmed the discovery was not connected with Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39.
Representatives of the Sussexes have been contacted for comment.
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