Princes William and Harry at Canary Wharf BGC charity day: "It's all baby chat"
The Royal Princes secured a record deal on the BGC trading floor as celebrities, sportspeople and musicians visited the Canary Wharf brokerage for its September 11 Charity Day yesterday, Wednesday.
Amid a flurry of phone calls, shouting and statistics, the Royal duo kept their cool to close a forward foreign exchange trade of 25 billion Euros, with any sibling rivalry put aside as the younger prince chatted to Barclays while the Duke of Cambridge liaised with Citibank.
After two joint attempts before going it alone with the brokers, the brothers re-joined for one final effort, with smiles and laughter as Prince Harry joked "it's all baby chat" after listening to his brother's trading talk.
BGC broker Nick Thompson, 45, said of Prince Harry's efforts: "I think he would be a natural at it.
"He's very laid back, he did very well."
Earlier in the morning, the Duke of Cambridge met representatives from educational charity SkillForce, of which he is patron, while his brother chatted to those benefitting from the work of WellChild.
Eleanor Brotherton, 14, was chosen by WellChild to meet Prince Harry after suffering a twisted bowl in March, resulting in Coeliac Disease.
She said: "He was really nice, he's just like a normal person.
"You think he's kind of posh but he's not really."