Washington: Polo star Nacho Figueras is all praises for Prince Harry after their big polo match this weekend in Rome.
The Duke of Sussex and Figueras participated in the 2019 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, which will raise funds and awareness for Sentebale’s work supporting children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa, reported E! News.
Recently, Figueras shared a loving post for Harry on his Instagram account along with a series of photos from their weekend game.
“The world thinks they know everything about this man,” Figueras began his post.
Calling him generous and compassionate, he added, “I have been fortunate enough to spend enough time over the years to learn and understand the man he really is, a kind, generous, compassionate person who is constantly thinking about how to make the world a better place, whether that is helping kids in Africa, talking openly about mental health, encouraging children or talking about climate change and the things that we all human beings need to change for the next generations.”
“I see him do that over and over again and it is truly inspiring. I am honoured to be your friend and let’s keep fighting because if we all fight together love always wins,” the polo star concluded the post.
Harry’s trip to Rome for the Sentebale Polo Cup, which he co-founded in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, marks the first time he is spending the night away from his wife Meghan Markle and their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
On Friday, Figueras spoke to the press about The Duke of Sussex.
“Being a father always changes you. He seems to be very, very happy. I think this is a very exciting part of his life. He was ready for it and I think he’s loving it,” he said.
Figueras added, “I always thought that he would be an amazing father because he has a great affinity for children — two weeks is very, very soon, but I’m sure he’s changed. Sometimes duty calls and this is 24 hours away from the house — I think he’s doing just fine.”
The athlete noted that Prince Harry is a “wonderful father” and commended him for being “very present.”
Meghan attended the Sentebale Polo Cup last year, which was nearly two and a half months after their royal wedding in May. Meghan had the honour of handing Harry’s team their trophy and the newlyweds also shared a sweet kiss in front of the crowd. The former ‘Suits’ star also congratulated Figueras and the other teammates.
Harry and Meghan celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 19 this year and rang it in by sharing beautiful never-before-seen photos from their special day.
According to CNN, The Duke of Sussex will join his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II for lunch with President Donald Trump and Melania Trump when they visit the UK in early June. However, Meghan is not expected to attend the meeting.