Prince Harry's friend Nacho Figueras is showing his support for the British royal after he and Duchess Meghan made the decision to "step down" from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family and engage in a "period of transition" in Canada and the UK.
Nacho shared his thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan's move during ABC's documentary Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and the Crown, which aired on Jan. 29 in the United States. The Argentinian polo player also provided an update on the Sussexes.
“I spoke to Harry a few days ago," Nacho revealed. "He has suffered a lot from all of the things that have happened to him. He suffers a lot from people judging him.”
Nacho said he felt Harry's decision to step down from his royal role centred around the Duke of Sussex's family, including son Archie. The sportsman, who is one of Harry's longtime friends, provided an analogy:
“He's being a father... a guy who is trying to protect his cub and his lioness from whatever it takes."
The polo player also had kind things to say about his friend.
“He has become an incredible man," Nacho added. "A man that his mother would be proud of."
Harry and Meghan have kept a low profile since the family reunited in Canada. After announcing they were stepping down on Jan. 8, Meghan shortly returned to our country, reportedly to the North Saanich, B.C. home where the Sussex family is said to have stayed during their extended break from royal duties at the end of 2019.
Harry joined his family later a few royal engagements. On Jan. 16, he hosted the 2021 Rugby World Cup draw at Buckingham Palace. Then he gave an emotional speech that touched on his and Meghan's departures from their senior royal roles at a fundraiser for his Sentebale charity on Jan. 19.
Meghan has been engaging in charity work on the West Coast and learning about local issues affecting Canadians. She visited Vancouver-based charities Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (a women's shelter) and Justice For Girls on Jan. 14.
On Jan. 29, the Sussexes took to Instagram Stories to promote Bell Let's Talk, a campaign to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health. It allotted 5 cents towards mental health initiatives every time Canadians sent a relevant #BellLetsTalk message on the day.