Prince William and Kate will hit the trading floor to broker deals for charity

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.


William and Kate will participate in ICAP's annual Charity Day.

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.

William joined Prince Charles at the fundraising event in 2010.

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.

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