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Princes William, Harry trade stocks for 9/11 charity event

Sep. 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM ET

Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince William (R) take part in a trade on the trading floor of BGC Partners in London September 11, 2013. The company,...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Prince William take part in a trade on the trading floor of London's BGC Partners as part of a charity event for Sept. 11 victims.

Prince William and Prince Harry took turns brokering some big money deals on the trading floor in London on Wednesday during a charity event to help Sept. 11 victims.

Britain's Prince Harry takes part in a trade on the trading floor of BGC Partners in London September 11, 2013. The company, formerly part of Cantor F...
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Prince Harry yells in an order on the trading floor of BGC Partners in London.

The royal brothers took to the phones to solicit donations from unsuspecting stock traders on the other line. They sealed their deals at the brokerage firm BGC Partners, which hosts the annual fundraiser in memory of the 658 employees it lost in Sept. 11 attacks. BGC is an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, which had an office in the World Trade Center.

Britain's Prince William takes part in a trade on the trading floor of BGC Partners in London September 11, 2013. The company, formerly part of Cantor...
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Prince William takes part in a trade on the trading floor of BGC Partners.

Prince Harry, 28, seized several opportunities to poke fun at his big brother, who he accused of spending too much time talking up his newborn son.

“It’s all baby chat,” he quipped, according to ITV News. 

He later also told Prince William, 31, to “stop flirting. Get on with it,” after the prince took too long with one female trader.

Revenues from the day’s trades will go to a number of charities, including two on which the princes serve as patrons – SkillForce, an educational charity, and WellChild, a national British charity for sick children.

Britain's Prince Harry takes part in a trade on the trading floor of BGC Partners in London September 11, 2013. The company, formerly part of Cantor F...
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Britain's Prince Harry, 28, takes part in a trade to help a 9/11 victim charity.

Kensington Palace did not have a comment about the event beyond a statement it released last month that provided operational details about the fundraiser. 

Video: TODAY’s Willie Geist showcases the progress being made at ground zero in lower Manhattan to honor those killed 12 years ago Wednesday.


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