You would think that being the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would come with the perks of snagging a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security team attempted to make a holiday reservation at the Deep Cove Chalet in Canada, they were rejected over “security concerns.”
Bev Koffel owns the waterfront restaurant with her husband, chef Pierre Koffel.
Despite meeting with the security detail in advance, her husband refused to the reservation, much to her disappointment, because they were unable to accommodate the amount of security required.
However, Bev told the Vancouver Sun that she hopes the royal couple will dine at the restaurant one day adding, “Let them have their peace and quiet. For us to be so lucky to have them in the area, how lucky is that? I wish them all the privacy they can possibly get. They deserve it.”
The royal couple decided to forego the traditional Christmas at Sandringham for a vacation on the Vancouver Island with their 7-month-old son, Archie, and Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The family has been spotted hiking and jogging in the area, much to the delight of the locals.
"Horth Hill’s become a very popular place now. And they jog around, so they’ve been seen," Bev said adding, "It’s kind of exciting. I hope everything goes fine for them. They’re breaking away from tradition and I just wish them all the best."
During their Canadian getaway, the Queen's Commonwealth Trust Twitter account shared the family’s highly anticipated Christmas card with baby Archie stealing the spotlight as he adorably stared down the camera lens.
The photo was taken by Markle’s longtime friend and “Sleepy Hollow” actress, Janina Gavankar.