Prince Harry - Prince Harry Closes Record Currency Deal
Prince Harry helped to finalise a record breaking currency trade deal on Monday (12.11.2011).
The young Prince, third in line to the throne, closed a foreign exchange deal worth 18 billion euros ($28.6 billion) at brokerage BGC Partners' charity day in London. The 26-year-old spoke down the phone to traders from Barclays using trading floor jargon, Robert Sully speaking to the AFP who handed the phone to Prince Harry and said his performance was "brilliant" adding "We told Harry to say '28 your choice', which means you can buy or sell." The deal was described as the biggest foreign exchange deal in history, beating the previous record set by Harry's older brother William last December (2010) which stood at 17 billion euros. The event was taking place in honour of staff from sister company Cantor Fitzgerald who lost 658 employees in the 9/11 attacks, more than any other country. Accompanying the Prince were fellow celebrities Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, singer Sophie Ellis-bextor and mayor of London Boris Johnson.
The second son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Harry attended prestigious schools such as Eton and after graduation later spent a gap year in Australia and the African country of Lesotho. In 2005 he enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was promoted to lieutenant in 2008. He later went on to serve 77 days in Afghanistan but was withdrawn after his presence there was reported by an Australian magazine.