The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are the best sports ever, joined ICAP’s brokers in its London office today to help close deals and boost trading volumes during ICAP charity day.
SkillForce, Sportsaid and Place2Be are among the charities benefiting from William and Catherine’s participation.
The staff at ICAP don costumes for the occasion, and this time a few of the brokers dressed up as “Dave” from MoneySuperMarket’s #EpicStrut advertisement.
It was, in the words of Hugh Grant, awkward as ass.
When Prince William arrived, he wanted to know “where on earth” they got the heels.
It looked like a great day, with William and Catherine egging each other on as they brokered deals with the guidance of employees.
William, who has participated in ICAP’s charity in the past, teased Her Royal Highness.
“Catherine, I think you can stop flirting with them now!” William joked, according to the Daily Mail‘s Rebecca English.
‘Sorry my wife is just embarrassing me!” he said to a trader nearby, while Catherine continued her conversation with “Andrew,” otherwise known as the world’s luckiest man.
“Ask nicely, pretty please, Andrew,” Catherine said with a giggle.
“Have a very Happy Christmas.’
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 9, 2015
Catherine rewore a teal LK Bennett peplum suit first seen during a visit with Her Majesty and Prince Philip to Leicester.
Along with her Mappin & Webb “Empress” jewelry, Catherine sported a noticeably shorter haircut today, courtesy of her longtime stylist, Richard Ward.
The Daily Mirror‘s Lynne Hyland got a similar haircut just a few days before by Ward himself in his Chelsea salon.
Ward, who did Catherine’s hair for her 2011 wedding, told Hyland that this particular haircut is easy for moms.
“There’s not much point in growing your hair beyond a certain point if fine or damaged,” Ward told Hyland. “Cutting off the dead ends won’t make your hair look shorter, in fact having nice blunt ends will create the illusion it’s thicker.”
Last night, Catherine wore Her Majesty’s Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara to the diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. Since her hair was up, no one noticed Catherine’s new ‘do.
The tiara might have distracted us from the hair cut as well, seeing as this was the fourth time ever that Catherine’s worn a tiara. And one that her late mother-in-law, the Princess of Wales wore frequently, no less.
This is the second time William and Catherine have the reception; the first time was in 2013, when Catherine wore the same ice blue Alexander McQueen gown with the Queen Mother’s Lotus tiara.
The Tiara was made for Queen Mary by Garrard, the same jewelers who made Diana’s engagement ring (now worn by Catherine). Mary left it to Queen Elizabeth, who lent it to Diana on several occasions.
Tomorrow, The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Action on Addiction’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster Wiltshire, to see its work providing training, education and professional development for those working in addiction and other related fields.