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William and Harry break records on trading floor for charity

Britain's Prince William meets members of the public as he leaves Alder Hey Children's Hospital where he officially launched their new Intra-Operative MRI scanner, Liverpool, England, Monday Feb. 22, 2010. The pediatric Intra-Operative scanner is the first of its kind in Europe and one of only two such facilities world-wide. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)   | Photo Credit: Tim Hales

Royal brothers, William and Harry took to the trading floor on Wednesday where they clocked up a world record 25 billion euro deal for charity in memory of people who died in the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.

Mr. William, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry notched up a record trade for €25 billion but still had time to poke fun at each other, and play jokes on professional traders, at the BCG Partners brokerage in London’s Docklands.

They spent nearly an hour negotiating deals during the firm’s annual charity day to raise money in memory of its 658 employees who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York exactly 12 years ago, the Telegraph reported.

During one joint telephone call, Prince Harry complained that the Duke, who became a father in July, was spending too much time talking to traders about Prince George.

He said: “He’s on the phone, it’s all baby chat.”

Asked how baby George is getting on, the Duke told one trader: “He’s very well thanks. He’s sleeping quite well.”

At one point Prince William said to a broker: “Bloody hell, was that a billion?”

After the trader nodded, the duke turned to Prince Harry and said: “Apparently, we should work here.”

BGC broker Nick Thompson mentored Prince Harry through the deal he made alongside the duke.

He said: “He was great. He’s very laid back about it. He did very well. Prince Harry was far more confident. Prince William was too busy with the baby chat, rather than the numbers.”

All profits from the trades during the course of the day are donated to charity, including the duke’s SkillForce and Prince Harry’s WellChild organisations, the BBC reported.


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