It has been reported that Prince Harry may spend the weekend of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations with his friend Nacho Figueras, instead of his grandmother, as his polo team may have matches during those days. Here we see who Nacho is and his strong friendship with Harry
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In just four weeks, the queen’s platinum jubilee Celebrations will begin to commemorate his incredible 70-year reign.
And now it has emerged Harry’s polo team, the Los Padres polo team, is playing a tournament in California. on some of the dates on which the jubilee celebrations take place.
Harry is part of the team with his old friend Nacho Figueras, 45, who has been dubbed the David Beckham of polo and seems to play a big part in his life.
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So who is the model polo player that Harry could spend the Jubilee weekend with instead of his grandmother, the monarch? Here we take a look…
Nacho, whose real name is Ignacio, hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and started playing polo at the age of nine.
At the age of 14, he moved into a family friend’s estate so he could ride a horse every day and hone his skill.
When he was 17 years old, he turned professional and started playing polo in places all over Europe.
He went on to become one of the most recognizable players in the sport with tatler magazine he once called him the ‘David Beckham of polo’ in 2019.
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But it wasn’t just polo that has brought Nacho to the forefront of the public.
Since 2000, he has been a model for the brand synonymous with the sport of polo, Ralph Lauren.
She has been the face of the company’s Black Label since 2005 and has frequently appeared in fashion magazines and on television.
Polo not only led Nacho to modeling, but also led him to meet his wife Delfina Blaquier, the daughter of an Argentine polo player.
According to the Daily Mail, the couple met at a polo match in 1997 and started dating in 1998.
They got married in 2005 and have four children: Hilario, Aurora, Artemio and Alba.
In 2009, he was also named the second most handsome man in the world in a Vanity Fair magazine poll.
It is believed that it was in 2007 that Nacho established his long friendship with Harry, who is also a great polo player.
It came as the prince launched his charity Sentebale, which helps those affected by HIV, and Nacho became an ambassador for the cause.
And since then, the pair have been seen together at countless charity polo matches over the years, with Nacho and his wife attending Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018.
Nacho once said Well-informed person : “I think the fact that we both feel the same way about giving back obviously helps you have a good relationship.”
Their close friendship was confirmed in 2019 when Nacho spoke about meeting Harry’s son Archie just weeks after his birth.
In an interview with vanity fairNacho said: “I met the baby in London before I played polo with him in Rome, and he was very good with the baby. He’s natural, he knows what to do.”
“He’s already an amazing father. He’s always loved kids. We’ve been friends for a long time and I’ve seen him spend time with kids in all the things we do for Sentebale, so I never had any doubts about that.” he loves children. He is very happy “.
Defending Harry ‘with his life’
In 2019, Nacho appeared on the talk show of another one of her well-known friends, Ellen DeGeneres.
In the interview, Ellen asked him about his friendship with Harry and the scrutiny he and Meghan were subjected to during their time as royals.
Speaking of Harry, she said: “He’s a wonderful man, someone who really cares. He’s really committed. He really cares about the children and he cares about making the world a better place.”
In the same chat, he also praised Meghan, calling her an “amazing girl.”
He added: “She gave up everything she had to marry this man she loves, which is great.
“And people think, oh, how easy it is for you, a girl, to marry this guy. But nobody knows all the very difficult things that this entails.”
Before the interview aired on television, Nacho posted a teaser clip of the conversation on his Instagram page.
She then wrote: “Thank you my friend Ellen for opening the conversation on why love should be the answer when it comes to people working so hard to make the world a better place.
“I will defend my friends @SussexRoyal with my life because they are making a difference and we should all support and help rather than attack. Let’s be kind to each other.”