On Friday, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie manned the phones at two separate events to raise money for 9/11 charities.
The Countess joined a number of other famous names, including former England footballer Rio Ferdinand, actor Samuel L Jackson and lingerie entrepreneur Michelle Mone, to trade places with the London’s stockbrokers on the phones, and try their hand at trading on the stock market.
Her nieces, Beatrice and Eugenie, were in New York at BCG’s offices, along with rapper 50 Cent and actress Margot Robbie, to do the same. Sarah, Duchess of York also joined her daughters, the eldest of whom has just taken a job there, while Eugenie has recently returned to London with a new job.
This was BGC’s annual charity day, the day after the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York; 2977 innocent people were killed in the Twin Towers, a further 2,606 in the World Trade Centre, and 125 at the Pentagon.
The money raised from the trading on the day, assisted by the Royals on both sides of the Atlantic, will go to charities to commemorate the 658 employees of Cantor and 64 from Eurobrokers, both associated companies of BGC, who died in the attacks in 2001.
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