Prince Harry makes surprise visit to re-opened Borough Market

Prince Harry made an unscheduled visit to the newly reopened Borough Market today to praise Londoners for their resilience after the June 3 terror attack.

“The strength of London and this community as a whole was magic,” Harry, 32, said as he visited the scene where three terrorists stabbed multiple people indiscriminately in pubs and restaurants after using a car to mow down other victims on London Bridge.

The attack killed eight people and injured four dozen more. All three suspects were killed by police.

Harry spent 45 minutes visiting various shop owners at Borough Market, including bakers and produce sellers. Harry, the fifth-in-line to the British throne, stopped to taste some chorizo from one stall inside the gourmet food marketplace and purchased doughnuts from one of the shopkeepers.

He also met with a security guard who was present on the night of the attack and stopped to meet restaurant staff near where the attackers were finally killed by police.

“Prince Harry was keen to come down as soon as possible to spread the message that this vibrant market is open for business,” said a Kensington Palace spokesman.

Vendor Paul Wheeler told Harry he and others were baking extra bread for victims of the high-rise fire at Grenfell Tower that killed at least 17 people and injured nearly 80 in the residential building in North Kensington.

Wheeler told British newspapers that is was their turn to help victims.

“What happened here last week was tragic. What happened over there yesterday was unthinkable,” Wheeler said.

Harry expressed sympathy for the victims of the “unthinkable tragedy.” Kensington Palace also confirmed that Harry joined Prince William and Princess Kate in donating an undisclosed sum to assist the bereaved families in need.

“The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into action. As residents of the local area they are keen to offer their immediate support,” their joint statement said.

Numerous individuals and businesses have donated nearly $ 1 million to the fund to help those displaced by the tragic fire.

Londoners have been donating food blankets and other items to many families who were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. A makeshift shelter has been set up near the high-rise for the families left homeless by the fire.

Queen Elizabeth II also issued a statement today on the fire.

“My 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 statement read. “Prince Philip and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others. It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this terrible event.”

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Prince William 'sad' Princess Diana never met his family: 'They will never know her'

Prince William, who spent the spring campaigning for mental health awareness, spoke to British GQ magazine in a revealing new interview about the loss of his mother Princess Diana, his children and his goals for the future.

The future king was photographed on the grounds of Kensington Palace with Princess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their dog Lupo in April by photographer Norman Jean Roy for the magazine.

In the interview, William revealed the regrets he still feels about his mother’s tragic death at 36 and a sense of longing for his own family to have had the chance to meet her.

“I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up,” he told GQ. “It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.”

William added that it has taken him 20 years to process his mother’s death and to understand the enormous impact her death had on his life and on his brother, Prince Harry.

“I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better,” he said. “It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. ”

“And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her,” he continued.

The candid interview was conducted by GQ writer Alistair Campbell, the director of communications to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and mental health campaigner, who admitted to suffering from depression himself. The interview is featured in the July issue of British GQ ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in August 1997.

The second in line to the British throne also spoke candidly about making sure his children can have as normal an upbringing as possible.

“I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there,” William told GQ. “The media make it harder but I will fight for them to have a normal life.”

He said his success at work rests on the “stability of the family.”

“Stability at home is so important to me. I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents,” he said.

William, Kate and Harry hope that their Heads Together campaign will generate conversations about mental health and provide a safe environment for others struggling to open up about mental illness.

“Smashing the taboo is our biggest aim. We cannot go anywhere much until that is done,” William said of their work. “People can’t access services till they feel less ashamed, so we must tackle the taboo, the stigma, for goodness sake, this is the 21st century. I’ve been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness.”

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'The Bachelorette' preview: Rachel Lindsay learns DeMario has a girlfriend

This season of “The Bachelorette” may very well prove to be, as host Chris Harrison would say, the most dramatic one yet.

In a sneak peek of the second episode, Rachel Lindsay comes face to face with a woman who claims to be DeMario’s girlfriend.

In the preview, Lindsay, 32, is informed that DeMario was still romantically involved when he agreed to appear on the show.

“This girl Lexie says she’s in a relationship with DeMario and he disappears for a couple of days and the next time she’s seeing him is on After the Final Rose, meeting me,” Lindsay said in a confessional. “I am completely taken aback.”

Ultimately, Lindsay pulls DeMario away from the rest of the contestants and brings him face-to-face with his estranged girlfriend.

To see how their interaction unfolds, watch the video above.

“The Bachelorette” airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Foodie Face-Off: L.A.-Bound NYC Chefs Dish on Diners in Both Cities

Who tips more, New Yorkers or Angelenos? Who drinks more? The talents behind Spotted Pig, Jean-Georges and others opening new Hollywood hotspots hold a kitchen-confidential summit.

East Coasters once were arrogant about the superiority of their restaurants. But as produce began to dominate protein on menus, California gained an ingredient edge — and now New York chefs are heading west to join the vibrant scene. For an off-the-menu discussion comparing drinking, tipping and eating habits in N.Y. and L.A., THR spoke with eight migrating chefs and restaurateurs for their insights: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose NYC Trump fave Jean-Georges opens at the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in June; The Lambs Club’s Geoffrey Zakarian, whose recent Georgie is a hit at the Montage Beverly Hills; April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, whose West Village hotspot The Spotted Pig soon will open in Hollywood’s old Cat & Fiddle space; ex-Scarpetta toque Scott Conant, whose The Ponte in Beverly Grove premiered in February; Brooklyn chef Sara Kramer, whose Kismet in Los Feliz and Madcapra in L.A.’s Grand Central Market are sizzling; and The Smile’s Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte, whose The Smile’s di Alba launched this year in downtown Los Angeles.


Carlos Quirarte In L.A., they like to hang, have a conversation. We think, “What are they doing? What are their jobs?” In N.Y., from the moment you see each other, you’re trying to figure out how to get away from each other.

Geoffrey Zakarian A big difference in L.A. is unsustainable traffic: If you’re taking 45 minutes to get there, you’re damn straight you’re staying a while. And in L.A., they may be wearing a T-shirt and flip-flops, but they are not any less demanding.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten L.A. is more relaxed, and we are more serious in New York.


Scott Conant In New York, they ask you to change the flavor profile — a different sauce or vinaigrette. In L.A., there is a lot of, “I can’t eat this and I can’t eat that.”

April Bloomfield I don’t get that many requests in New York. Waiters come in to ask me about special additions, but what they really are saying is, “Pretend I’m asking you.” In L.A., I plan on having the menu be less meaty with lots of salads, vegetables and cocktails with shrubs.

Zakarian I thought that L.A. is where your body is your temple, but I sell more spaghetti and meatballs and rib-eye than fish or salads.


Conant L.A. is more of a cocktail culture, while New York is more about wine. It takes longer to get a drink made in L.A. because they use tons of ingredients.

Sara Kramer People in L.A. drink less, but there is a lot more weed around.

Friedman Everyone says nobody drinks in L.A. because they have their trainers in the a.m.


Friedman In New York, people drink more, so they end up tipping more.

Quirarte New Yorkers will tip for any reason possible and out of habit, but in L.A. they hang out more, so it’s more related to service.


Matt Kliegman In New York, if someone famous walks in, the move is to pretend they are not there. It’s almost to a fault, so they wind up getting bad service.

Friedman Our VIPs are our regulars. If Brad Pitt shows up in L.A., he’s going to have to get in line behind them.

This story first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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Summer Movies 2017: Every Sequel, Reboot and Remake Hitting Theaters

Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Pena, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods make up the voice cast of the Lego Movie spinoff. Directed by Charlie Bean, the Warner Bros. animated action-comedy sees a ninja teaming with fellow toys to fight an evil warlord, who also happens to be his father.

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1st 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer heavily features Rey

Fans at “Star Wars” Celebration were just treated to the very first trailer for the upcoming blockbuster “The Last Jedi.”

The eighth installment in the cannon “Star Wars” franchise features the return of Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker (other than his cameo at the end of the last film) and is the second film for newcomers like Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega‘s Finn.

This movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. Rey had just battled Kylo Ren, and after besting the estranged son of Han Solo and General Leia, she went off to find Luke, who was in hiding.

Check it out below!

“The Last Jedi” hits theaters on Dec. 15.

ABC News will be on the ground in Orlando all weekend as part of Cerebration, bringing you all the big “Star Wars” developments. So, check back for more!

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