Prince Harry "Loves Being a Dad" to Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, According to His Longtime Friend

Parenthood suits the Duke of Sussex.

lix Lebec, Founder & CEO of Lebec, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Co-Founding Patron of Sentebale and Dr. Sophie Chandauka MBE, Chair of Sentebale, Founder and Chair of Nandi Life Sciences speak during the Sentebale ‘Potential is Waiting’ panel discussion, followed by a seated dinner at Zaytinya of the José Andrés Group at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 11, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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The royal family has no shortage of drama to go around, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are perfectly happy raising their two children in California. And according to one of Harry's close friends, it was definitely the right choice for them.

Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras told People on Friday that Harry "loves being a dad" to Archie and Lilibet. "He loves parenthood. I admire him so much as a parent," Figueras said.

The Argentinian polo player added that Markle is "a great and supportive wife" to his pal and that Harry is "doing very well." The couple attended the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on Friday, and Figueras shared photos of Harry and Meghan at the event.

Meghan Markle attends the Sentebale charity polo match with Prince Harry while wearing a white cutout halter dress and nude pumps

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Nacho Figueras at the Sentebale charity polo match

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Figueras has been friends with Harry since 2007, when they met at a charity event and bonded over their love of polo. And fans will get to learn more about Harry's relationship with polo soon—one of Harry and Meghan's new Netflix projects is a docuseries about the sport.

As Harry and Meghan's sixth wedding anniversary approaches, the couple seems happier than ever. They're no longer working royals, but they're keeping busy with new projects—and their family of four is loving the Cali life.

Meghan De Maria
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Meghan is a freelance news writer at Marie Claire. Her work has also ppeared in Bustle, Refinery29, Popsugar, and other outlets. When she isn't writing, Meghan runs a community for plus-size people in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.