Royal Watch

updated 12/12/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/12/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

A HEAD FOR NUMBERS
Prince William stands to inherit an $800-million estate someday, but he's already demonstrating his financial savvy. Having just completed a three-week internship in London's financial district, William, 23 (above), took first place in a stock-picking contest while working at HSBC bank. "He picked up one or two ideas from the traders," says Oliver Bates of HSBC. William said of his experience, "I now have a much better understanding how all the different financial institutions work."

A Taste for Adventure
As if dating Prince Harry isn't proof that Chelsy Davy, 20, loves the high life: On Nov. 11, the blonde collegian parachuted 9,000 ft. from a plane near her South African home. A week later Davy jetted to London for a 10-day visit that included clubbing with Harry, 21, during one of his weekend breaks from military training at Sandhurst.

Home Again, Naturally
American meet-and-greets may put a bit of starch in the Duchess of Cornwall's spine. But back in England, Camilla struck a more relaxed posture during a recent round of charity events that included sharing a cup of tea with an elderly victim of a break-in and playing Ping-Pong with a special-education student. "She was a piece of cakeā€”so charming," says one admiring event organizer.

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