The former maitre d’ claims Meghan Markle ‘standing in silence’ while the ‘angry handler’ demanded a private table

Meghan Markle stood silent when her boss angrily asked for a private table at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Coucou in New York City in 2017, according to a new book.

Former professor Michael Seche-Azulina, who worked at the restaurant for two and a half years, claims that the star-turned-king needs a table because he is “with someone who has a prince.”

In his forthcoming memoirs, he wrote, “I said, ‘I still don’t have a table especially for you,’ ‘Your table is ready: Tales of a New York City chief. “

Markle and her hostess arrived at the restaurant 20 minutes before she booked, and then they treated the staff aggressively.

Did you know my guest is dating Prince Harry and about to become a Duchess? Cecchi-Azzolina remembers the therapist’s question. “You don’t have a designated area where we can wait?

“My first impulse was laughter. I could have given two orders about a date for Prince Harry, and with the attention the attendant drew from the crowd in the pub, no one else did either.”

During the encounter, Markle reportedly “didn’t say a word” and Cecchi-Azzolina described her as “aloof”.

“We have the most powerful people in the world coming here – nobody really cares about you,” he said.

New memos claim that Meghan Markle's therapist was aggressive towards restaurant staff in 2017 when he asked for a private table because

New memoirs claim Meghan Markle’s therapist was aggressive towards restaurant staff in 2017 when he asked for a private table because he was “for someone who’s dating a prince”.

Cecchi-Azzolina worked at Michelin-starred Le Coucou in New York City for two and a half years.  He wrote his claims in his memoir, Your Table Is Ready: Tales of Mitter D from New York City.

Cecchi-Azzolina worked at Michelin-starred Le Coucou in New York City for two and a half years. He wrote his claims in his memoir, Your Table Is Ready: Tales of Mitter D from New York City.

Vogue Editor Anna Wintour

Supermodel Naomi Campbell

Former artist Michael Seche-Azulina also alleges that Anna Wintour (left) and Naomi Campbell were also frequent Soho offenders at Raul

He adds other encounters with celebrities, including Vogue editor Anna Wintour and supermodel Naomi Campbell, both of whom are said to regularly attend without warning and frequently send food to Raul Soho.

“Naomi Campbell came in, was rude, and almost always complained about her food,” Cecchi-Azzolina wrote.

The model was a regular at the restaurant in the early 2000s when she was dating U2 guitarist Adam Clayton.

“She was someone we dread,” he told the New York Post.

“She needed a lot of attention. She put her food back a few times. I want to say it was the lamb rack.”

Michael Cecchi-Azzolina's memoir is due out on December 6 and features stories from countless iconic celebrities.

Michael Cecchi-Azzolina’s memoir is due out on December 6 and features stories from countless iconic celebrities.

Cecchi-Azzolina is a former landmark at several Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City, including Le Coucou (pictured).

Cecchi-Azzolina is a former landmark at several Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City, including Le Coucou (pictured).

Wintour was all the same, Cecchi-Azzolina adds, and was “absolutely appalling” because she “entered without reservation and asked for a table.”

The Vogue editor ordered a steak “very rarely” and asked to serve it “on the spot.”

‘God forbid it was even overcooked.’ She was looking at the servant as if he had just served her mouse and brought it back and rebuilt it. You’d think raw meat would make her less confident.

“I just walked in or she called and said, ‘I’m coming.’ Once I went in and we locked the back room and she insisted we sit in the back room and we had to keep the waiter there and put her own waiter. Boy the waitress was angry.”

“She doesn’t really talk to the staff. She says, ‘I got this and that’s it.'”

The announcement of the memoir, which will be released on December 6, follows a recent story starring James Corden and Balthasar owner Keith McNally.

In an Instagram post, the restaurateur mentioned how earlier this summer the actor-turned-television host berated his staff and yelled at the server, “You can’t do your job!”

Hours after posting that he had prevented Corden from returning to the restaurant, McNally updated the story and said Corden had called to apologize for his behavior.

“James Corden just called and apologized profusely,” McNally wrote. “Having beat myself up more than most people, I’m a big believer in second chances.

“So if James Corden allows me to host the Late Late Show for 9 months, I will lift his ban from Balthazar immediately. No, of course not.

“But… someone old enough to apologize to an ordinary dead person like me (and my staff) does not deserve to be kicked out of nowhere. Especially Balthasar.

‘So back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All forgiven. xx’

Keith McNally, owner of Balthazar, said James Corden mistreated restaurant staff

Keith McNally, owner of Balthazar, said James Corden mistreated restaurant staff

McNally (pictured) initially banned Corden from entering the restaurant before the ban was withdrawn after Corden apologized for his actions

McNally (pictured) initially banned Corden from entering the restaurant before the ban was withdrawn after Corden apologized for his actions

McNally:

McNally: “James Corden called me and apologized deeply. After messing with more than most people, I firmly believe in a second chance.”

The shocking allegations came months after the 'Into the Woods' star revealed he won't be hosting the late-night talk show in 2023.

The shocking allegations came months after the ‘Into the Woods’ star revealed he won’t be hosting the late-night talk show in 2023.

The Tony Award winning Corden, who earns $36 million a year, rose to fame in the United States on the popular CBS show, is known for his cheeky British humor.

The Tony Award winning Corden, who earns $36 million a year, rose to fame in the United States on the popular CBS show, is known for his cheeky British humor.

The shocking allegations came months after the Into the Woods star revealed he won’t be hosting the late-night talk show in 2023.

The Tony Award winning Corden, who earns $36 million annually, rose to fame in the United States on the popular CBS show, and is known for his cheeky British humor.

McNally, who has a rich history of kicking celebrities out of his exclusive restaurants, claims Corden behaved similarly on several occasions at his former restaurant, Café Luxembourg, leaving the server “shaky.”

He posted two separate examples of Corden’s “very bad” behavior at a French brasserie restaurant in New York’s Soho area on his Instagram on Monday.

The 71-year-old started his career by calling the comedian a “very talented comedian” before confronting his fellow countryman – who regularly dines with celebrities as part of one of the matches on the show.

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