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Princes Trade Baby Banter For 9/11 Charity
Princes William and Harry cracked jokes and ribbed each other as they closed multi-billion pound deals in the City to raise money for charity.
As the brothers helped broker record-breaking deals, they shouted across the trading floor, with Prince Harry mocking his brother for being preoccupied with "baby chat".
In remarks to traders, Prince Harry said: "He's on the phone, and it's all baby chat."
The younger brother then turned to Prince William and ordered him to: "Stop flirting, and get on with it!"
Prince William was in an equally mischievous mood telling one person on the end of the phone "It's all a wind-up, I'm Gary".
At the conclusion of one trade, Prince William was heard to remark: "Bloody hell, was that a billion?!"
The last deal the brothers made was for ?25bn (£21bn), a world record for a forward foreign exchange.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry took to BGC Partners' trading floor in Docklands to raise money in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre.
Among the celebrities on hand to help raise money was England rugby captain Chris Robshaw and British actor Idris Elba, who plays the lead role in TV crime series Luther.
BGC broker Nick Thompson, who mentored Harry through the deal he made, said: "Prince Harry was far more confident. Prince William was too busy with the baby chat, rather than the numbers."
After the deal was struck, William conceded: "I'm much better at helicopters."
BGC lost 658 employees in the attack on the World Trade Centre 12 years ago, and its annual Charity Day, now in its ninth year, has so far raised more than £65m.
All profits from the trades during the day are this year donated William's SkillForce and Harry's WellChild charities.