Prince Harry seals £1bn trade deal at 9/11 charity event

Prince Harry seals £1bn trade deal at 9/11 charity event





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Prince Harry was said to be ‘on top form’ on the trading floor at the 9/11 charity event


Prince Harry closed a £1bn trade deal on a financial trading floor as he commemorated 9/11 victims and helped raise thousands of pounds for charity.

He had three phone conversations on the go at one point as traders shouted orders at him.

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The Duke of Sussex, trying to raise money for charity including his Invictus Games, was joined at the event by comic Jimmy Carr; Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington; London Mayor Sadiq Khan; former England football manager Sam Allardyce; and England World Cup-winning cricket captain Eoin Morgan.


a man drinking from a glass: The prince talks to three clients, helped by Invictus Games competitor Paul Vice


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The prince talks to three clients, helped by Invictus Games competitor Paul Vice

The annual event is held by City brokers BGC Partners in London’s Docklands to commemorate the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald staff and 61 EuroBrokers employees who died in the 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York.

Sky reporter Sarah Hajibagheri said the prince was “on top form on the trading floor”.

“Talking cricket between trades, he joked that ‘it was great to see a ginger almost win us the Ashes,'” she said.



Sadiq Khan et al. looking at a cell phone: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (above) and former England manager Sam Allardyce (below) on the trading floor


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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (above) and former England manager Sam Allardyce (below) on the trading floor

Harry also met Invictus Games competitors on the trading floor, including former Royal Marine Paul Vice, who has competed in the duke’s competition for injured and wounded service personnel and veterans.

At the Gilts desk, which trades in Government debt, Harry completed the huge trade deal under the watchful eye of Ryder Brown, co-head of the department.



a close up of a person talking on a cell phone: Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington (above) and comedian Jimmy Carr (below) were among the celebrities who helped raise cash


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Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington (above) and comedian Jimmy Carr (below) were among the celebrities who helped raise cash

A round of applause went up when the transaction – which is estimated to have raised £50,000 for charity – was completed.

“I thought he was excellent. It was very nerve-wracking but he handled the pressure well and closed the trade,” said Mr Brown.



Prince Harry wearing a suit and tie


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“That was the hard bit, to close the trade. He picked the telephone up and managed to do it – it’s like old-style trading.”

BGC Partners earns commission for the deals it facilitates between financial clients, and during the charity day a percentage of the funds earned will be donated to good causes.

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