On Wednesday, Prince Harry participated in the 24th annual ICAP Charity Day. For one day a year, ICAP donates all revenues and commissions to a select group of charities; this year, one of those charities is Sentebale. This initiative is to provide these charities with sizable contributions to further their projects and initiatives.
The donations from ICAP will allow Sentebale to continue to provide ‘psycho-social support’ to youth and children in South Africa with HIV/AIDS. There are 27 ICAP offices worldwide. The firm is an ‘inter-dealer broker which matches buyers and sellers who want to trade in a range of products.’
Prince Harry mingled with brokers on the trading floor of the global firm, negotiating multi-million-pound deals for his charity.
“I’m not entirely sure what country we’re in,” he joked with one caller, referring to the different and dressy costumes of the brokers.
The royal sealed a deal for $635 million, roughly £502 million. Not bad considering that since 1993, ICAP has raised £127 million for good causes globally according to The Telegraph. He ended his call with The Bank of Ireland by saying, “Open up a Guinness and have a good day.”
After one particular call, Prince Harry said the man had told him, “I hope to see you soon”, and Harry joked, “Sounds like a nice guy … Not going to happen.” The Prince also urged another to “stop making small talk.” And he said to another, “We’d like a little more than that, please.”
Before leaving, Harry had nothing but praise for the staff saying, “Everyone’s made so much effort this year.”
Prince Harry wasn’t the only member of the Royal Family who spent some time on the trading floor. The Countess of Wessex also made an appearance. Other celebrities also took part in the event; they were from the world of sport, entertainment and television.