Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will walk a day in a trader's shoes on Dec. 9 as part of an annual fundraiser. During ICAP brokerage's 23rd Charity Day, the royal couple will help to negotiate deals and raise money for a number of causes for which they've become advocates.
The annual event sees ICAP donate a day's revenue and commissions each year to a number of selected charities. These include SkillForce, of which William is patron, plus SportsAid and Place2Be, of which Kate is patron.
During their visit, William and Kate will be given a tour of the ICAP offices where they will meet brokers and representatives from SkillForce, SportsAid and Place2Be.
It will then be the duke and duchess's turn to close a number of deals over the phone, under the guidance of the brokers.
It is not the first time William has participated in Charity Day. In December 2010, the then- newly engaged prince managed to secure a $28-billion deal between two banks as he manned the phones. However, his father Prince Charles, who accompanied him on the visit, was admittedly a little less comfortable in the international trading sphere, confessing he had "no idea" what he was doing.
Since its launch in 1993, ICAP's Charity Day has raised more than $241-million for charities around the world, with famous faces including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and the Duchess of Cornwall lining up to close deals.
William and Kate have carried out a number of joint engagements together in recent weeks, including a day of mental health engagements in North Wales. The duke and duchess also showed off their athletic abilities by trying abseiling -- rappelling down a 12-metre wall.