Prince Harry’s BFF Reveals What He’s Really Like as a Father to Baby Archie

Prince Harry is settling into fatherhood nicely, according to those close to him.

The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex’s longtime friend, professional Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras, opened up about his pal’s new journey as a dad to baby Archie. So, how’s it going thus far? Figueras says Prince Harry couldn’t be happier.

“He seems to be really, really happy so I’m very happy and excited for him,” Figueras told People at a polo match this past weekend.

The polo player went on to say that he always thought Prince Harry would make a great dad.

“I’ve been saying this for a long time, he’s a person that loves children,” Figueras said. “I’ve seen him interact with children for a very long time in all these things that we do in Africa, so I’m not surprised he’s an amazing father.”

Figueras is of course referencing Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity, which he founded alongside Prince Seeiso to help children and people affected by HIV/AIDS live fulfilling lives in southern Africa. The charity has held several polo matches that Prince Harry and Figueras have played in, most recently on May 24 in Rome.

Both the Duke of Sussex and Figueras have played polo since they were young. It’s a tradition Figueras hopes Prince Harry will pass on to his son, Archie, when the time comes.

Figueras explained, “His grandfather played, his great grandfather played, and his father played and so I would love for him to do it.”

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