I experienced a stern telling of by some guys in uniforms for crossing a road in Poland.
Presumably, if you'd told them you were a subjected minion of monarchism they'd have let you go.
A student of mine cross an empty road on a red light around midnight. The cops caught him and made him go around the crossroad crossings, waiting on all lights, about 6 times (took him 15 minutes). Nice to know that at the other side of the city nobody needed a policeman as they were too busy watching teenagers cross on green men.
You can walk the road on a red light if it rains? Dangerous. What if a car slides? Enjoy the rain.
As I said, in Poland drivers regularly ignore zebras and cross when there are pedestrians on the crossing... rain or shine. And cars often run red lights (in both countries, but I see it more in Poland). I mean, if you stop for a pedestrian (as you're supposed to) they wave you on because they're too scared to cross when there's a car there. If they are crossing and see a car coming, they step back from the centre island, stepping right back into the roadway rather than wait on the centre island...
OP asked a question about politeness without realizing impolitenesses in his home country Britain. OP is royal or what.
Are his/her neighbours royal that he shouldn't be upset? As has been said, the queen has never walked on the lawn of the house, so it isn't a problem.
Put it this way, if a brit went to the toilet on your doorstep. would you congratulate them for shedding their monarchic fetters?