Harborough Market will close two hours early on Saturday ahead of Prince Philip's funeral

The popular indoor market is acting after being approached by traders

Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:32 am

Harborough Market is closing two hours early tomorrow (Saturday) in a poignant tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh ahead of his funeral.

The historic town centre market in Market Harborough will shut at 2pm tomorrow afternoon instead of 4pm as Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at 3pm at Windsor Castle.

The popular indoor market, which is run by Harborough District Council, is acting after being approached by traders.

Harborough Market is closing two hours early tomorrow (Saturday) in a poignant tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh ahead of his funeral.

The market, which is celebrating the 800th anniversary of its Tuesday mart this year, said: “The funeral of HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh will take place on Saturday 17th April at 3pm.

“Acting on feedback from our businesses, we have collectively made the decision to close at 2pm on Saturday 17th as a mark of respect, and so traders can watch the funeral if they wish.”

The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle last Friday (April 9) just two months short of his 100th birthday.