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Thu 23rd November, 2017

Prince Harry goes shopping at Borough Market after London Bridge attack

Prince Harry showed his support for Borough Market this morning – by doing a spot of shopping.

Prince Harry visits Borough Market, which has opened yesterday for the first time since the London Bridge terrorist attack. He bought doughnuts! Picture by i-Images / Pool

Borough Market is London’s oldest food market, and has a wide variety of offerings; from traditional cheeses, to artisanal breads, to meats and fruits.

The unannounced visit came just a day after the market reopened, following the recent terrorist attack, which saw eight dead and dozens in hospital. A car ploughed into members of the public on London Bridge, before three men wielded knives and stabbed people at random.


Harry stopped by bakery stall Bread Ahead, and treated himself to some doughnuts. An image seems to show a selection of jam, custard and caramel treats. Owner of the stall, Matt Jones and his staff protected people the evening of the attack.

The Prince also sampled foods from other traders, whilst speaking to those who were caught up in the panic. One security officer, Ganga Garbuja, was first on the scene after the incident, and led several people to safety.

Bars and restaurants surround the market; many of these helped shelter members of the public, too.

Kensington Palace tweeted that Harry thanked them all for their bravery, asking others to head to the market to show their support.

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<p>Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. </p> <p>Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.</p>

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