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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry couldn't get a restaurant reservation in Canada

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle decided to break royal holiday tradition this year by spending their Christmas right here in Canada. 

Canadians first heard about the royal visitors earlier this month, when a spokesperson confirmed that the new family would be enjoying "the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape."

While that all sounds lovely, the vacation hasn't gone off without a hitch. According to the Vancouver Sun, the royal family had some trouble securing a reservation at a local restaurant in Sidney, BC.

Harry and Meghan's security detail was in contact with local restaurateur Bev Koffel, who owns the waterfront restaurant Deep Cove Chalet with her husband, chef Pierre Koffel. 

According to the Vancouver Sun, the royal couple's security team requested a reservation, but due to the tremendous amount of security required, the restaurant was unable to take their reservation.

Of course, this wasn't a reflection of the restaurant's desire to host the royal couple — the business simply did not have the ability to host them and their entire security detail. 

"Let them have their peace and quiet," Koffel, the owner of the resturant told the Vancouver Sun. “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."

Isn't it humbling to know that even the Duke and Duchess of Sussex run into some planning issues on family vacations too?

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