Prince Harry clinches world-record £15.5 billion currency trade

Prince Harry has made waves in the City after the third-in-line to the throne managed to complete the biggest-ever, phone based currency trade – beating brother William’s £14.2 billion haul last December.


Taking part in a charity day at broker BGC Partners, Prince Harry finalised the planned trade which has raised money for 29 good causes. He was joined by supermodel Eva Herzigova, Kelly Brook, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Chris Evans, Sir Terry Wogan, Ray Winstone and London Mayor Boris Johnson in the charity fundraiser.


The annual event was originally started to raise money for those affected by the September 11 terror attacks as sister company, investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, lost 658 staff in the atrocities — more than any other organisation. Now the fund also benefits a number of UK charities like Bernado’s, Scope, War Child and Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Prince Harry’s shattering £15.5 billion foreign currency trade was completed with Barclays, topping brother William’s £14.2 billion trade at brokerage firm ICAP.  Although Harry himself was not initially comfortable with the process.


“We told Harry to say ’28 year choice’ which means you can buy or sell,” said broker Richard Sully — who later described Prince Harry’s performance as “brilliant”.


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