PRINCE HARRY joked about the price of doughnuts as he met Borough Market traders and restaurant owners whose staff and customers were caught in the recent terror attack.
Harry, 32, visited the food market where attackers stabbed passers-by after mowing down pedestrians on nearby London Bridge.
Eight people were killed in the atrocity and the market closed for 11 days. It reopened on Wednesday.
Harry, who toured a number of stalls, was offered a box of doughnuts at Bread Ahead, and joked about the £15 price tag. He asked: ‘How much?’ before he put his hand in his pocket and paid for the award-winning treats known as ‘pillows of joy’.
The prince also asked owners about their experiences.
Matt Jones, owner of Bread Ahead, which supplied produce for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, said that during the attack his staff ‘threw bread crates’ at the terrorists to protect two girls.
The three terrorists were shot dead near the fruit and veg stall run by Paul Wheeler, who rang the bell to reopen the market.
Mr Wheeler, 51, said: ‘Prince Harry asked us how we were getting on and said, “It’s great that you are back to it. You are back, you are lucky”. We can all get back trading again.’
Mr Wheeler said traders were pulling together to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
‘Those people have only got what they are standing up in. The bakers here in Borough Market have baked extra bread, we’re getting food from all the traders and taking it over to west London,’ he said.
‘It was us last week — now it’s our turn to help and give them something this week.’
Kensington Palace said: ‘Prince Harry was keen to come down as soon as possible to spread the message this vibrant market is open for business.’