Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been enjoying some time off on Vancouver Island. Unfortunately, not everyone has been so welcoming of the British royal couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were denied a reservation at Deep Cove Chalet, an upscale eatery in North Saanich. The restaurant, which is run by husband and wife Bev and Pierre Koffel, did so not because of who Meghan and Harry are, but simply because of the security required.

Koffel told the Vancouver Sun that it was her husband who received the phone call and turned down the request. Despite the denial, she wished the royals well and still hopes to have an opportunity to meet them.

"Let them have their peace and quiet. For us to be so lucky to have them in the area, how lucky is that?" she said. "I wish them all the privacy they can possibly get. They deserve it."

"I hope to meet them one day," Koffel added.

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As previously reported, Meghan and Harry have been spotted all over the Canadian island. And, surprisingly, they've been engaging in a bunch of normal everyday activities -- like working up a good sweat.

"Horth Hill’s become a very popular place now. And they jog around, so they’ve been seen," Koffel shared.

Enjoying time off with Meghan and Harry is, of course, their son Archie Harrison. The family released a Christmas card on Monday featuring their seven-month-old son front and center. The photo did spark whispers that it was photoshopped, but the photographer and close friend of the couple, Janina Gavankar, slammed those allegations.

"So proud to have taken the Christmas photo for one of my best friends and her family," she tweeted on Tuesday, sharing the "original photo" that was released. She continued, "...and to The Mail, I see your campaign against my friend continues. Nice photoshop of my non-photoshopped image. Now may we all get back to the spirit of Christmas and not the spirit of maliciousness."

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Instead of joining Queen Elizabeth II at her Sandringham estate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend Christmas with Meghan's mother this year. POOL/Jeremy Selwyn