A Kensington Palace spokesperson revealed that the 32-year-old royal is hoping to “spread the message this vibrant market is open for business” and encourage other visitors to return.
London’s most popular food market reopened yesterday after an 11-day closure following the attack on Saturday 3 June, which saw knife-wielding terrorists stab passers-by after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge.
During his visit, the Prince stopped at the Bread Ahead bakery, where staff tried to fight off the attackers and sheltered members of the public.
Bakery owner Matt Jones told Harry that the attack “was a horrible thing”, to which the prince replied: “The strength of this community and London as a whole is magic.”
Harry also offered his condolences to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
Fruit and veg trader Paul Wheeler told the prince how he and other traders were sending boxes of produce to families made homeless by the blaze. He said that Harry told him: “Those poor people, our thoughts go out to them.”
Harry’s words echoed those of the Queen, who said in a message that her “thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry have also made an undisclosed donation to the Evening Standard‘s Dispossessed Fund; an emergency appeal supporting the survivors of the fire.
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