Harry and Meghan rejected on Christmas Day by popular Canadian restaurant

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle. Photo credit: Getty.

Royal couple Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been rejected from eating Christmas dinner at a popular restaurant.

The couple, who have been holidaying on Vancouver Island, Canada, wished to go to a waterfront French dining restaurant Deep Cove Chalet but were rejected by the owner, according to the New York Post (NYP).

Bev Koffel, who owns the restaurant, told the NYP the security team wanted to book a table but were turned down by chef Pierre Koffel, who is also her husband, because of the tight security involved.

According to the Vancouver Sun, she'll be keeping an eye on the phone so the next time the royal couple's security call, she will answer.

"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," she told the NYP. 

Despite her husband's rejection of the couple, she is happy to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

"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," she told the Vancouver Sun.

The royal pair have been taking a quiet holiday on Vancouver Island, and have been spotted hiking, jogging and relaxing in Canada. 

Earlier this month Buckingham Palace released a statement stating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are "enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son".

"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," Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replied.