After the recent terrorist attack that shook London’s Borough Market, the famed market re-opened to the public on Wednesday. The staff who witnessed the knife-welding attackers after eight were killed with a car on the London Bridge, paused for a minute of silence before business resumed.
On Thursday, Prince Harry made a surprise visit to Borough Market, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “Prince Harry was keen to come down as soon as possible to spread the message this vibrant market is open for business.”
While there, Harry met the security officer Ganja Garbuja who was one of the first on the scene. He also went behind the counter of ‘Bread Ahead’ whose staff used brooms and crates to defend the public during the attack.
“The strength of this community and London as a whole is magic,” Prince Harry noted. Traders of the market are also donating food to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire “those poor people – our thoughts are with them” he added.
Matt Jones, owner of ‘Bread Ahead’ told The Telegraph: “The business was in full operation. I was at home at the time but I had staff working on the night of the attack.
“Yesterday saw so many regular customers coming back. A lot of customers buy their bread here. Harry coming here is great for business.”
Prince Harry not only raised the profile of the stand, but he added to their revenue by purchasing some doughnuts.
Borough Market managing director, Darren Henaghan said, “It is absolutely marvellous that Prince Harry came here today. It means a great deal to everyone connected with the market.”