Prince Harry’s NEW ‘brother’ – fans swoon over pic as Duke’s rift with William rumbles on

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PRINCE HARRY was all smiles as he posed for a picture with his close friend and polo star Nacho Figueras.

Mr Figueras also wears a cap with the team’s name, while the Duke dons a brown one bearing the logo of Archewell – the organisation founded by the Sussexes in late 2020.

Mr Figueras shared the picture with his 184,000 Instagram followers on Sunday to mark Father’s Day.

He wrote: “Happy Father’s Day to all the padres from the padres of the #lospadrespoloteam”.

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras posing for a picture

Prince Harry posing for a picture with his friend Nacho Figueras (Image: NACHO FIGUERAS/INSTAGRAM)

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras during a polo match

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras during a charity polo match in Italy in 2019 (Image: GETTY)

The fans of the polo players were quick to comment on the snap, with some addressing the two close friends as “brothers”, while the gap between the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex has reportedly not yet been bridged despite Meghan and Harry’s recent trip to the UK to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Instagram user sussexroyal_life wrote: “Two handsome brothers #happyfathersday”.

Another, franceszwei, wrote: “Wow! The precious brothers. Happy Father’s Day. Hope Prince Harry will go to Aspen with you”.

A third fan, greyessed, wrote: “Happy Father’s Day to both of you. We love you guys. Bros 4 life”.

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras after a charity polo match (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry debuted in a game with the Los Padres in early May, more than two years after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated to California after stepping down as senior royals.

But Mr Figueras and Harry have been playing polo together for years, particularly in charity matches raising funds for Sentebale, the organisation co-founded by the Duke and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in the mid-2000s.

Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina Blaquier

Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina Blaquier at the Sussexes’ wedding (Image: GETTY)

Prince William with his three smiling children

Prince William and Kate marked Father’s Day by sharing this photo (Image: DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE/TWITTER)

Mr Figueras has dedicated a number of Instagram posts to his friend Harry over the past few months.

Two weeks ago, he shared with his followers another picture showing himself and Prince Harry smiling after a match, saying: “What a joy to see u smile and be so happy. I love being your teammate. Vamos #lospadrespoloteam”.

And seven weeks ago, upon sharing a picture of members of the Los Padres team including the Duke, the polo star wrote: “Thrilled to be riding alongside my friend, Prince Harry, and the rest of the Los Padres team at the @santabarbarapoloclub‘s Harry East Memorial Tournament.

“We’ve ridden together many times over the years and now that we’re both parents, it’s extra special to be able to spend

“The name Los Padres was inspired by the proximity of the field to the Los Padres National Forest and also by our connection as fathers.”

Mr Figueras’ Father’s Day post came as the three royal households shared on Twitter messages marking the special day.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge published a never-before-seen picture of William surrounded by his smiling children.

The snap was taken last October, during the family’s holiday in Jordan.

Prince Charles with Prince William and Prince Harry as children

Clarence House shared this picture to mark Father’s Day (Image: CLARENCE HOUSE)

Buckingham Palace shared a picture dating back to 1946 showing the Queen, at the time Princess Elizabeth, chatting with her father King George VI.

And Clarence House shared three snaps to honour three different fathers.

The first picture was a tribute to Prince Philip, while the second was dedicated to Camilla’s father, Bruce Shand.

The third celebrated Prince Charles as a father, showing the Prince of Wales laying down on the grass while hugged by his young children Harry and William.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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