Barclays Capital has announced that The Duke Of York has accepted an invitation to be the bank's guest of honor for the final two days of the upcoming Barclays Classic golf tournament.
The tournament is taking place from June 23 to 26 at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York. Prince Andrew, who is a former Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, will be welcomed at the event by Robert E. Diamond Jr., president of Barclays PLC.
Prince Andrew has agreed to take part in the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon by presenting the Waterford crystal trophy to the tournament winner.
This is not the first tryst for Barclays and the prince. In the past, Prince Andrew has been a guest of Barclays at its Scottish Open golf tournament at Loch Lomond. He also visited Barclays Capital's offices in London in November last year for a presentation on the investment bank's business.
Among his many responsibilities, he is The United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, in which role he supports the activities of British companies overseas. Prince Andrew is also Chairman of the Trustees of the Outward Bound Trust, a charity that has been actively supported by Barclays.