Prince Charles visits Brixton

Brixton Market and the Brixton Pound got a boost for publicity on Wednesday when Prince Charles and Camilla visited Electric Avenue, spent the pounds and were even presented with an ‘I Heart Brixton Bag’. The last time I saw Charles in Brixton was Nelson Mandela’s visit in July 1996, when he appeared on the steps of the Rec with Mandela. This time, Camilla bought a box of mangoes for a Brixton tenner – that’s a pretty expensive box of mangoes,  but if you were a market trader faced with the Duchess of Cornwall, wouldn’t you demand the same?