Windsors of Wall Street! Prince William and Kate Hit London's Trading Floor to Help Raise $540 Million for Charity
The royal couple manned the phones to close deals with traders around the globe – with all the funds going to charity
Let’s make a royal deal!
Kate, 33, looked the part in a chic teal LK Bennett peplum suit and dark heels (and a shorter hairstyle!), as she and William, 33, were met at the doors by Lord Mayor of London Jeffery Evans and ICAP Chief Executive Michael Spencer, before moving inside to “close” deals with traders from across the globe.
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The event, which is held at more than 60 of ICAP’s offices around the world, sees traders don crazy outfits as they donate their entire day’s revenue and commissions to an array of good causes.
Since its start in 1993, the event has generated $190 million for charities and has become a regular pre-holiday outing for the royals, with William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, all manning the fundraising phones over the years. But this is the first time that Kate has taken part in the festivities – and she didn’t hold back!
The royal mom of two showed off her competitive side in a rousing game of ping pong against her equally sporty husband.
She then showed off her basketball skills with a perfect slam dunk, which made the entire office go wild.
It wasn’t all fun and games for the royals – they proved successful in their new roles, bringing in a staggering $540 million in deals.
William and Kate have made mental health a focus of their pre-holiday charity work. On Monday, William turned his attention to the subject of child bullying during an anti-bullying workshop run by the charity named after his late mother, the Diana Award.
Tomorrow, Kate will visit Action On Addiction in Warminster, Wiltshire, to discover more about how the centre provides training, education and professional development for people working with addiction and related fields.