Harry will take to trading floor for September 11 charity day

The Duke of Sussex will take to the trading floor to try to seal deals with clients as part of a charity day to honour those killed in the September 11 attacks.

Harry will attend the 15th annual BGC Charity Day on Wednesday held by BGC Partners to commemorate 658 Cantor Fitzgerald staff and 61 EuroBrokers employees who died in the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001.

The duke will meet former Invictus Games competitors before moving to the trading floor where, under the guidance of brokers, he will join competitors in speaking to a number of clients to close deals over the phone.

A portion of revenue from the day’s trades will go to the Invictus Games Foundation, of which Harry is a patron.

Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games closing ceremony last year
Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games closing ceremony last year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

It is the second of two engagements in support of the foundation after Harry attended a reception to celebrate the anniversary of the Invictus Games at Guildhall in London on Tuesday.

The event marked five years since the opening ceremony of the first Invictus Games in London in September 2014, where more than 400 competitors from 13 nations competed.

Since then the Invictus Games have taken place in Orlando in 2016, Toronto in September 2017 and Sydney in October 2018.

The Hague will host the fifth Invictus Games next May.

The Invictus Games was created by Harry after a visit to the Warrior Games in 2013.

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