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Le Coucou's Former Maître D Just Spilled The Tea On Meghan Markle
By AMBERLY MCKEE
There are plenty of first-hand encounters between celebrities and the public that disappoint those who are big fans. Michael Cecchi-Azzolina, a former maître d’ at New York City's Le Coucou, shared via the New York Post and his book, "Your Table Is Ready," his less-than-desirable run-in when Meghan Markle and her handler tried to reserve a table in 2017.
Supposedly, Markle's handler asked the restaurant's reservationist for a private table after announcing she was bringing in royalty. When told this was impossible, the handler asked if they could keep adjacent tables separate for privacy, which was also turned down, and they were eventually talked into taking a table in the corner.
The pair had shown up ahead of their reservation time, refusing to join other customers at the bar while waiting for their table. "Are you aware my guest is dating Prince Harry and about to be a duchess?" Markle’s handler had said, to which Cecchi-Azzolina responded, “No one really cares about you," and neither did anyone else at the restaurant, apparently, per his book.