The posh waterfront seafood restaurant on Vancouver Island rejected a reservation for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle due to security reasons.
Bev Koffel, the owner of the restaurant, told Victoria Times Colonist that she met the Royal couple security guards last week. But her husband Pierre turned down the reservation request when the royal couple’s rep asked to make a reservation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been spotted hiking and jogging nearby in Horth Hill Regional Park over Christmas. Horth Hill has become a very popular place in recent years.
The owner of a waterfront seafood restaurant on Vancouver Island said he had to turn down a reservation made by representatives of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan due to the security involved.
Bev Koffel said, “Horth Hill’s become a very popular place now. And they jog around, so they’ve been seen.”
Bev Koffel and her chef husband own a posh restaurant called Deep Cove Chalet are hoping that the royal couple will call again for the reservation despite being rejected earlier.
Bev Koffel said: “Let them have their peace and quiet. For us to be so lucky to have them in the area, how lucky is that?”
Koffel added: “I wish them all the privacy they can possibly get. They deserve it.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent their Christmas in Canada with their child Archie. Its been reported that Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is also joining the royal couple after booked her flight from Los Angeles.
Last Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a welcoming message to the royal family, stating, “Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie, we’re all wishing you a quiet and blessed stay in Canada. You’re among friends, and always welcome here.”
Though The Buckingham Palace has not yet in its statement mentioned the Royal couple plans during their time in Canada. However, they did mention that the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to spend holidays in Canada reflects the importance of this commonwealth country for both of them.
In its statement, The Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of Sussex has been a frequent visitor to Canada over many years, and it was also home to The Duchess for seven years before she became a member of the Royal Family. They are enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son.”