Foster declined to share a table with Meghan at Lucky’s Restaurant after a
heated exchange, likening her behavior to that of a freeloader. This incident
unfolded in the charming town of Santa Barbara, known for its abundance of
famous residents, including the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ariana Grande.
A Lucky’s staff member, who happened to be at the restaurant on the same night
as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, shared their observations, noting that the
Royals appeared entirely ordinary during their visit.
Meghan and Prince Harry dined at Lucky’s in October the previous year, joining
forces for a double date with Catherine McPhee and David Foster. McPhee and
Markle have been friends since childhood, while Harry and Foster have
developed a close bond, resembling a father-son relationship in recent years.
McPhee mentioned in a Hollywood interview in May 2020 that Michael (David
Foster) and Harry held hands as they entered the restaurant, emphasizing their
close connection. Another waiter, opting to remain anonymous, revealed that
Meghan and Harry frequented Lucky’s but staff had been instructed not to
discuss or divulge information about them. Furthermore, photographs were not
allowed to ensure their privacy.
However, it appears that Meghan and Harry’s visits have dwindled in the last
two years. The waiter mentioned that they had seen the couple visit more than
three times, with Meghan and Harry reserving a table for four to six people
while waiting for friends. After a couple of hours, they both ordered salads
and pie before leaving the restaurant.
Lucky’s was a natural choice for the Royals, being one of the most renowned
restaurants in Montecito, frequented by numerous celebrities. Celebrity chef
Cat Cora even praised Lucky’s New York strip steak as one of the best dishes
she had ever tasted. The waiter noted that celebrities visit Lucky’s
regularly, and most are very pleasant, except for the occasional rudeness
after a few drinks.
The reasons behind Catherine McPhee and David Foster distancing themselves
from the Sussexes in recent years remain unclear. Some sources suggest they
may have preferred more private gatherings at their respective homes. However,
there have also been speculations that Meghan’s behavior in restaurants can be
demanding and sometimes creates uncomfortable situations for the staff,
potentially contributing to the hesitation among others to socialize with
On a separate occasion, Meghan and Harry enjoyed a date night at the town’s
only Michelin-starred restaurant, Sushi Bar, known for its intimate setting
catering to only ten patrons at a time. The couple dined with ten bodyguards,
leading to a shortage of tables initially.
They had to request extra seating from the restaurant manager. Interestingly,
Harry, who doesn’t eat fish, was granted special permission to bring his own
23-pound steak from a nearby restaurant called Lucky. According to Julian, one
of the waiters, Harry explained that he didn’t eat fish, and as a result, they
accommodated his request to enjoy his own takeaway meal while Meghan savored