Their husbands have spent the week traveling to Tokyo and Singapore to play polo, but Meghan Markle and Delfina Blaquier appear to be as good friends as Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras.
The wives have forged a strong friendship after attending polo matches together to watch their spouses play.
Argentine socialite and businesswoman Delfina, 42, has even previously referred to the Duchess of Sussex, 41, as a “sister” when she spoke about the “polo-wife partner” in an Instagram post in 2022.
She also praised the mother-of-two for being “stronger than she thinks” in an interview with Hello! magazine in the same year.
After a glamorous polo match in Aspen, Colorado, Delfina said: “(Meghan) is so wonderful and strong.” Stronger than she knows. I love being around my friends and I will always support her.’
Their husbands have spent the week traveling to Tokyo and Singapore together, but Meghan Markle and Delfina Blaquier (pictured together) appear to be as good friends as Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras.
In a previous interview with the publicationDelfina also revealed that the couple referred to themselves as the ‘P Wives’, which stands for ‘Polo Wives’.
Delfina has been married to the millionaire polo player, whose full name is Ignacio Figueras, since 2005, and the couple attended the royal wedding together in 2018.
Since the Sussexes moved to the US, where Nacho and Harry play polo together at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Meghan and Delfina have also become great friends.
Last summer, Delfina took to her social media account to share a loving message about the Duchess of Sussex, saying it had been “very special” to spend time with her.
Posting a snapshot of the couple standing as they watched their husbands compete at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Delfina wrote: ‘M – I look forward to many more of these moments with you and H.
‘Spending time together during these two months was very special. I wish everyone knew you as you are.
Delfina Blaquier and Nacho Figueras arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor.
In 2022, Delfina gushed about Meghan on Instagram, saying she “couldn’t wait to see her again.”
He continued: ‘My sister, my now partner ‘pwife’ (polo wife), great of you to come up with this. I can’t wait to see you again soon, to share emotions, walks and just more time to relax.’
Delfina added: ‘You also have my respect. Keep walking, steady and strong. Listen to your heart, it will guide you well, because you have a big one and it is beautiful. I love you my love.’
Delfina met her husband Nacho at a polo match in Buenos Aires in 1997. They began dating in early 1998 and welcomed their first child in 2000 and married in December 2005.
The couple now have four children together: Hilario; Dawn; artemus; and Alba.
Described by Tatler as ‘the David Beckham of Polo’, Nacho now has a 6 goal handicap and an estimated net worth of $30 million and has been modeling for Ralph Lauren since 2000.
He and Harry have been playing in charity matches together for the past decade, which has finally made them close friends.
Both Prince Harry and Nacho regularly play in Sentebale’s charity matches to raise money for Sentebale, an organization co-founded by Prince Harry that supports children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.
Speaking about his friendship with the royals, Nacho told Town and Country magazine in 2019: “What I like most about him is how royal he is and how serious he is about improving the lives of children who haven’t had the blessings we have.” he had. ‘
Sentebale Ambassador Nacho Figuares, Prince Harry, Sentebale and then CEO Cathy Ferrier, Meghan and Delfina Figueras arrive at the 2018 Sentebale Polo held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor
Nacho has been to Lesotho with Prince Harry three times, the last time they opened the Mamohato Center together in 2015.
Delfina, who is the daughter of an Argentine polo player, grew up in Buenos Aires. She was an athlete until she was 18 years old, representing her country in various high jump competitions.
She went to college and graduated with a degree in landscape design before becoming a professional model and photographer.
Although his family spends a lot of time traveling, they live on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where they own a 30-acre ranch that houses some 40 world-class polo ponies in 38,750-square-foot stables designed by Argentine architect Juan Ignacio Ramos. .
His family home is only a five minute walk from the stables.
Writing on her blog, Delfina revealed that her children are home-schooled as a result of their nomadic lifestyle, as the family travels the world for Nacho’s career.
In addition to supporting her husband’s career and taking care of their children, Delfina has a busy creative career. In 2018, she co-founded the fashion label Àcheval Pampa, and the label made its debut at Paris Fashion Week AW18.
The designs are inspired by his Argentine heritage and achieve an elevated gaucho style, an equestrian fashion for South American cowboys.
She also spends a lot of time on We Are Figueras, her fashion and lifestyle blog that she created to share her family’s travels.
On the blog, she writes: ‘As the kids get older I felt like I needed to work on something for myself, I consider myself a creative person and had lots of ideas for something fun to do.
‘Creating a blog was a lot of fun and a lot of work. I thought it was a great idea to put my point of view and share with you the things that I like to do, see, watch, get or even visit.
“There are so many things out there, and I thought it was a good idea to do it everywhere I was.”
The polo couple have been friends with Prince Harry for years and were among the few to attend one of the most exclusive events of the decade: the royals’ 2018 wedding to Meghan.