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The spouse of Prince Harry’s friend Nacho Figueras has called Meghan Markle a ‘sister’ as she gushed over her ‘fellow polo-wife’ in a gushing Instagram post.
Delfina, 41, has been married to the Duke of Sussexes’ friend Argentinian Ignacio Figueras (known as Nacho) since 2005 and attended the royal wedding alongside her husband in 2018.
Earlier this week, she shared an affectionate caption on social media about the Duchess, saying getting to spend time with the 40-year-old had been ‘so special.’
Nacho has played polo alongside Prince Harry, 37, in various matches over the years, including in the recent Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
Delfina, 41, who is the wife of Prince Harry’s friend Nacho Figueras, has called Meghan Markle a ‘sister’ as she gushed over her ‘fellow polo-wife’ in a gushing Instagram post
Posting a snap of the pair standing while watching their husbands compete at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, she wrote: ‘M – looking forward to many more of these times with you and H.
‘Getting to spend time together over these 2 months was so special. I wish everyone knew you the way you are.’
She continued: ‘My sister, my now fellow “pwife” (polo wife) -genius of you to come up with this.
‘Can’t wait to see you again soon, to share thrill, hikes, and just more chill time.’
The mother-of-four has been regularly spotted watching the polo alongside the Duchess of Sussex over the past few months in California
Delfina posted a gushing Instagram post about the royal on Instagram and said she ‘couldn’t wait to see her again’
Delfina added: ‘You also have my respect. Keep walking, steady and strong. Listen to your heart, that will guide you well, because you have a big one and it’s a beautiful one.
‘I love you my darling.’
Delfina first met her husband Nacho at a polo match in Buenos Aires in 1997. They started dating in early 1998 and welcomed their first son in 2000, and wed in December 2005.
The couple now has four children together: Hilario; Aurora; Artemo; and Alba.
Described by Tatler as ‘the David Beckham of Polo’, Nacho now holds a 6-goal handicap and an estimated net worth of $30 million and has been modelling for Ralph Lauren since 2000.
A royal affair: the couple posed at St. George Chapel to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, their close friends; pictured May 2019
He and Harry have been playing alongside each other in charity matches for the past decade, ultimately moving them to becoming close friends.
Both Prince Harry and Nacho regularly play in Sentebale’s charity matches to raise funds for Sentebale, an organisation co-founded by Prince Harry that supports children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.
Speaking about his friendship with the royal, Nacho told Town and Country magazine in 2019: ‘What I like the most about him is how real he is and how serious he is about improving life for kids that have not had the blessings that we’ve had.’
Nacho has been to Lesotho with Prince Harry three times, most recently opening the Mamohato Centre together in 2015.
Prince Harry has long been friends with Delfina’s husband Nacho, who has often spoken out in support of the Sussexes (pictured, Prince Harry with Delfina)
He said the charity, of which he is an ambassador, remained ‘incredibly close to our hearts’.
He also revealed that Prince Harry was ‘the first one to wake up’ during their trips to Lesotho, and was always up to date with the goings-on.
Nacho said that the Duke would often point out things which should be fixed, as well as asking for updates on equipment.
Along with forming a special friendship with Prince Harry, the game of polo also brought him to his wife Delfina.
Shortly after his son Archie was born, Nacho praised the as an ‘amazing’ parent and said he is ‘very, very happy’ about fatherhood.
The Duke and Nacho have been playing alongside each other over the last few months in California
He said: ‘He seems to be really, really happy so I’m very happy and excited for him.
‘I’ve been saying this for a long time, he’s a person that loves children.
‘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.’
Known as one of the most recognisable players in the world, he has actively spoken out to defend Harry and Meghan over the years.
The father-of-four is an ambassador for Sentebale, an organisation founded by the prince which is dedicated to helping children and young people who or whose families suffer with HIV and Aids in Lesotho.
During the interview he also described Meghan as ‘incredible’, and revealed how she ‘gave up everything for the man she loves’.
He also a selection of six fragrances, including one named ‘Windsor’, which hinted at a ‘brotherhood of kindred spirits’ with the Duke.
And earlier this week, he shared a post praising the Duke on Instagram, writing: ‘What a joy to see you smile and be so happy. I love being your teammate.’