PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle should be “treated like heroes” for making the “world a better place”, one of the Duke of Sussex’s oldest friends has said.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been praised by one of the Duke’s oldest friends, polo player – Nacho Figueras. Speaking on The Ellen Show, the 42-year-old Argentinian star, insisted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex deserved to be treated like “heroes”. He said: “I have been friends with him for 12 or 13 years now. I’ve seen it all happen from the very beginning, when he was younger.
“He is a wonderful man, someone that really cares, he’s really committed.
“He cares about children, he cares about making the world a better place.
“Then he found Meghan, who is an incredible girl, she’s amazing — she gave up all the things she had to marry this man she loves.
“People think, ‘oh how easy it is for you to marry this guy’, but nobody knows all the very hard things that go with that.”
Nacho Figueras said Harry and Meghan should be ‘treated like heroes’ (Image ELLEN•GETTY)
Nacho Figueras was applauded after his comments (Image ELLEN)
These guys are taking their time to make the world a better place and they’re fighting for us
He added: “The most depressing thing is that the media and even some people are not seeing that these two are heroes, we should be treating them as heroes.
“These guys are taking their time to make the world a better place and they’re fighting for us.
“Instead of us embracing them and loving them and cheering for them, we’re attacking them. It’s a shame.”
The comments from the polo star sparked a thunderous applause from the audience.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their royal tour of South Africa (Image GETTY)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex represent a range of different charities, and have long championed women’s empowerment, and the protection of the environment.
Mr Figueras’ comments come after the Duke released a statement announcing he and his wife, Meghan had launched legal action against the Mail on Sunday for publishing excerpts of a private letter she wrote to her father.
Prince Harry said in his announcement: “There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives.
“Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people. We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level.
Prince Harry and Meghan took Archie on their royal tour (Image GETTY)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal timeline (Image NC)
“We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this.”
A Mail on Sunday spokesman said: “The Mail on Sunday stands by the story it published and will be defending this case vigorously.
“Specifically, we categorically deny that the Duchess’s letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning.”
The statement came right at the end of Harry and Meghan’s 10-day royal tour of South Africa.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK