Prince Harry shines after playing polo with his best friend Nacho Figueras

Prince Harry was in high spirits after playing a polo match with his close friend Nacho Figueras, as Meghan Markle watched her proudly, in Montecito this weekend.

The Duke of Sussex, 37, was where he played a friendly game of polo with old friend Nacho on Saturday at the Santa Barbara Polo and Paddle Club at the annual Harry East Memorial Tournament.

Meanwhile, the Duchess is seen watching the action alongside Nacho’s wife Delphine and her best friend Marcus Anderson.

Nacho, who Tatler described as the ‘David Beckham of Polo’ and ‘one of the most recognizable players in the world’, shared the shot with Prince Harry on Instagram.

Prince Harry, 37, was in high spirits after playing a polo match with his close friend Nacho Figueras, as Meghan Markle watched with pride, in Montecito this weekend.

Prince Harry, 37, was in high spirits after playing a polo match with his close friend Nacho Figueras, as Meghan Markle watched with pride, in Montecito this weekend.

At the moment, the Duke, who had grown up playing the game with his older brother Prince William, 39, appeared standing alongside Nacho and other players.

Meanwhile the Argentine seemed to stick his tongue out in Prince Harry’s direction.

The duo wore matching polo outfits for the outing, including a chic green top and white tracksuits.

Nacho shared the photo taken by his daughter Aurora, writing: “Happy riding a horse with my friend Prince Harry.

Nacho, described by Tatler as the 'David Beckham of Polo' and 'one of the most recognizable players in the world,' has actively spoken out on behalf of Harry and Meghan over the years (pictured, with Delphine in 2018)

Nacho, described by Tatler as the ‘David Beckham of Polo’ and ‘one of the most recognizable players in the world,’ has actively spoken out on behalf of Harry and Meghan over the years (pictured, with Delphine in 2018)

“We’ve been together a few times over the years, and now that we’re both parents, it’s so special to be able to spend this time together.”

The Duchess is seen watching the men play, dressed in a chic white jacket and black mini skirt.

Meanwhile, she’s wearing a pair of big black sunglasses to protect her eyes from the bright California weather.

Meghan was snapped alongside Marcus, 41, who has been a close friend of hers for several years.

Meghan also attended the polo match, where she was joined by close friend Marcus Anderson, 41, whom she's known for several years (pictured in 2017).

Meghan also attended the polo match, where she was joined by close friend Marcus Anderson, 41, whom she’s known for several years (pictured in 2017).

Mr Anderson – a former waiter – knew the Duchess of Sussex before her affair with Prince Harry.

A global advisor to a group of private Soho House members’ clubs, he arranged for Meghan and Harry to meet secretly at the company’s properties in Toronto, London and Somerset during their courtship.

And Anderson’s long-running roster for the “King of Soho House” includes “Fifty Shades Of Gray” actor Jamie Dornan, TV host Cat Deeley, and model Alexa Chung.

When the world learned that Meghan and Harry were dating, Marcus joined the Duchess at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017.

The father of four attended the Sussex wedding and played polo alongside Harry at several polo matches

The father of four attended the Sussex wedding and played polo alongside Harry at several polo matches

It later emerged that he had personally recommended the powerful PR ‘expert’ Sarah Latham as Director of Communications for Meghan and Harry, worth £140,000 a year.

The club where the group met is not far from Montecito, where Harry and his wife Megan live with their two children, Archie, who turns three on Friday, and Lilipet, who is ten months old.

Nacho, described by Tatler as “the David Beckham of Polo” and “one of the most recognizable players in the world”, has spoken actively on behalf of Harry and Meghan over the years.

The father of four attended the Sussex wedding and played polo alongside Harry at several polo matches.

Nacho is believed to be close to both the Duke and Duchess and was formerly called Megan

Nacho is believed to be close to both the Duke and Duchess and was previously called ‘The Amazing’ Meghan.

He is an ambassador for Sentebale, an organization founded by the Prince that is dedicated to helping children and young people who are suffering or their families suffering from HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, South Africa.

He appeared on The Ellen Show in September 2019 to announce that he would defend his friends with his life.

During the interview, he also described Meghan as “incredible”, revealing how she “has given up everything for the man she loves”.

Last year, he released a selection of six fragrances, including one called “Windsor,” which alluded to “brothers among relatives” with the Duke.

Friends with a Prince and a King’s Game Master: Inside the Wonderful World of Nacho Figueras and his Model Wife by Ralph Lauren

Argentine Ignacio Figueres (better known as Nacho) may be one of the best polo players in the world, but he’s earned some other credentials to his name, from model to philanthropist, and a close friend of the British royal family.

The professional polo player, who owns 6 goals and has an estimated net worth of $30 million, has been modeling for Ralph Lauren since 2000.

But modeling was never the goal of the athlete, who started his career only to earn some extra cash and attract more attention to his beloved sport. It all took off when photographer Bruce Weber approached him at a party in Hamptons Hosted by Kelly, Calvin Klein’s ex-wife, who encouraged him to start modeling.

Hit status: Nacho recently traveled to Rome, Italy, before participating in the Sentebale charity polo match, of which Prince Harry is one of the founders;  Pictured November 2018

Hit status: Nacho recently traveled to Rome, Italy, before participating in the Sentebale charity polo match, of which Prince Harry is one of the founders; Pictured November 2018

While this path of his career has introduced his objectively handsome face to everyday homes via glossy fashion magazines and TV ads, polo has always been his true passion.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he started playing the game at a young age 9 years old After his father introduced him to this sport. He became a professional polo player when he was just 17 years old. After a stint in Europe, he ended up on the White Birch Polo team based in Bridgehampton, New York.

But it was Nacho’s love of both polo and investing in charity that ultimately led him to his most famous relationship.

He and Prince Harry do share some common interests, one of which is, of course, polo.

The pair have been playing side by side at charity matches for the past decade, which eventually led to them becoming close friends.

calendar!  Nacho congratulates Prince Harry after scoring a goal in the Sentinel Handa Cup charity match in Rome;  Pictured May 2019

calendar! Nacho congratulates Prince Harry after scoring a goal in the Sentinel Handa Cup charity match in Rome; Pictured May 2019

Charity Polo: Nacho Figueres and Prince Harry hold trophy after Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which helps raise funds to support HIV-positive children and youth in Lesotho and Botswana;  Photo in June 2017

Charity Polo: Nacho Figueres and Prince Harry hold trophy after Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which helps raise funds to support HIV-positive children and youth in Lesotho and Botswana; Photo in June 2017

Prince Harry and Nacho regularly play at Sentebale charity matches to raise money for Sentebale, an organization co-founded by Prince Harry that supports HIV-positive children and youth in South Africa.

Nacho said he met the newest member of the royal family in London before the match, Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsorif that indicates how close the two are.

Besides making a special friendship with Prince Harry, polo also brought him to his wife Delphina BlackieDaughter of an Argentine polo player.

The duo first met, fittingly, at a polo match in Buenos Aires in 1997. They began dating in early 1998 and welcomed their first son in 2000, and married in December 2005.

The couple now has four children Together: Hilario. Aurora. Artemo. and Alba.

Raise a glass: Nacho and Delfina recently attended the 12th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey;  photo in june

Raise a glass: Nacho and Delfina recently attended the 12th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey; photo in june

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