PRINCE HARRY has been enjoying the sun in California – joining a new polo team at the Santa Barbara Polo Club.
The Duke of Sussex may have flown across the Atlantic back in 2020 to live in the US, but he still can’t get enough of the British sport.
Prince Harry is an avid polo player, here he plays at Santa Barbara Polo ClubCredit: KKerleyphotography
Nacho Figueras shared this snap of the new team on Instagram and was thrilled to have Prince Harry onboardCredit: aurorafigueras
The 37-year-old prince has played polo all of his life and has joined a polo team with his good friend and sportsman, Nacho Figueras.
Nacho has often been compared to the David Beckham of Polo, and now celebrate Harry joining his team to kickstart this year’s season in California.
The polo season in California started yesterday, and the first tournament, in which Prince Harry is competing, will end later today.
In a recent Instagram post, Nacho revealed that Prince Harry was joining his polo team, Los Padres.
Nacho told KCLU: “My polo team has a platform where we use the sport and the platform to raise awareness for charities. Harry’s going to be a part of this team.
“Him and I wanted this team to be very local and to pay tribute to Southern California because of him moving here and paying tribute to his new home.
“It’s going to be a platform for a lot of good things so I’m very excited, proud and honored to be doing this with him.”
The tournament is held at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, and it is the first tournament played in front of an audience since the pandemic.
Prince Harry grew up playing polo with his brother Prince William, and their father, Prince Charles was also a keen player.
The pair are extremely skilled at the game, and now Harry has taken his talent stateside, and his friend, Nacho, couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on the team.
He wrote on Instagram: “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 this time together.
“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.”
The polo club is relatively close to where Prince Harry and Meghan are living in LACredit: KKerleyphotography