Prince William and Prince Harry turn traders for the day at charity event

Prince William and Prince Harry turn traders for the day at charity event
Prince William and Prince Harry took part in a charity event on Wednesday morning, to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre twelve years ago.

The royal brothers attended the BGC Partners Charity Day where they were tasked with stepping into the shoes of traders for the day.

The Duke of Cambridge and his younger brother made their way to the trading floor to assist employees with sealing deals over the telephone. Judging by the buzz in the office and the excited looks on the brothers’ faces, the royal duo seemed to have hit the jackpot.


“Another trade secured by HRH The Duke of Cambridge here at #BGCCharityDay…,” tweeted BGC Partners, alongside a photo of Prince William manning the phone.

The financial services company may have been referring to the £21billion FOREX trade the royal brothers secured, a world record of its kind. Prince William was clearly getting into the swing of things as the morning drew on.

“HRH The Duke of Cambridge in the thick of the action #BGCCharityDay,” wrote the financial company, next to a snapshot of the excited-looking father negotiating a deal.

Prince Harry wasn’t far behind, and entertained office employees as he churned out technical language and pulled funny faces while gripping onto the phone.


The fundraising day was held in memory of the 658 employees of BGC Partners who died in the 9/11 attacks. The revenues from the day’s trade will go to a number of charities including SkillForce, of which Prince William is a patron, and WellChild, of which Prince Harry is a patron.

Later in the day, new uncle Prince Harry will attend the annual WellChild Awards at The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. In 2007, Harry became a patron of the UK children’s charity which is committed to ensuring that sick children have the very best possible quality of care.

The 28-year-old, who is often praised for his innate ability to connect with children, will present the award for “Most Inspirational Child” aged three to six and deliver a speech at the end of the ceremony.