Friend: Why Prince Harry Will Be a ‘Great Uncle’

Jun 3, 2013 4:00pm

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Much has been said what kind of parents Prince William and Kate Middleton will be, but according to a friend, one other member of the royal family is well-suited to being around a new baby too: Prince  Harry.

“He’s going to be a great uncle,” polo player Nacho Figueras told ABC News on Saturday at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic near New York City. “He loves kids, he loves children and he’s a great guy overall.”

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Figueras, 36, and Prince Harry, 28, have friends for a number of years, and in addition to playing polo together, they both work with the charity Sentebale, which helps children in Lesotho, Africa.

“He’s a really great guy who is really committed to [the cause],” says Figueras of the prince. “It’s an honor for me to help him.”

In addition to his philanthropic work, Figueras, who was injured last month in a polo match, is focused on his recuperation (which will take place in his native Argentina)–and what he’ll get the royal baby when he or she is born this summer.

“I don’t know,” he said of what he’ll send. “A horse!”

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