So adorable! Nacho Figueras couldn’t help but gush over his good friend Prince Harry and even revealed how fatherhood has been treating him. “He’s an incredible father, he’s always had a big passion for children and kids, as he showed in many of his charity work,” the 42-year-old told Life & Style exclusively while promoting his new unisex fragrance line called The Ignacio Figueras Collection. “Children were always very important to him, and so you know, I think he’s an incredible father, and it’s wonderful to see him become a dad.”
The professional polo player and the redheaded prince, 35, have been pals for over 10 years, and he dished about what makes their friendship so unique. “I think that we share things that are important to us,” the Argentina native admitted. “He’s a very committed and responsible human being, and his love for horses and his love for polo and his love for family, and I think we connected on all of those verticals.
When Nacho — who shares Hilario, 19, Aurora, 15, Artemio, 10, Alba, 6, with his wife, Delfina Blaquier — was inspired to create a scent line, he featured different smells from six of his favorite places around the world including Buenos Aires, Palm Beach, Aspen, Windsor, Jaipur and Dubai. “Windsor is a place where a lot of amazing polo is played,” he revealed. “English polo is a very important part of the calendar and is where one of the most important tournaments in the world occurs and happens. So, a place where we played Sentebale — charity games for many years — we definitely thought that Windsor was a place that needed to be included.”
Additionally, a portion of the sales from the perfume will go to Sentebale — a charity Harry founded in addition to Nacho being an ambassador. “What was important about Sentebale and for us to be able to add a little grain of sun to his efforts was that what I admire the most about him is his commitment and passion for giving back and making the world a better place,” he explained. “So, when we first started with this project, we decided we wanted to give back, and I asked for his blessing if Sentebale could be the benefactor of the proceeds of this project. So, I felt that was my little grain of sun to a lot of the efforts that he does and my admiration for his passion to give back.”
These days, the U.K. native — who shares son Archie, 7 months, with his wife, Duchess Meghan (née Markle) — has been busy with his family. In fact, the duo is gearing up to spend the holidays with the brunette beauty’s mom, Doria Ragland, instead of Harry’s brood.
Ultimately, Harry has quite a special bond with his little youngster. “When Harry goes off to do his own thing, Archie will squeal with excitement when he sees him again,” a source told Life & Style exclusively. “He’s a real daddy’s boy, but you can tell he also loves his mom.”
It’s no wonder Harry has taken to fatherhood pretty easily! “Harry’s a real joker and spends hours on end making Archie giggle away,” the insider added. “He says seeing his son smile is the best feeling in the world.”
We’re happy to hear that Harry is a natural at being a parent!