When an inquiring reporter asked a pointed question about new dad Prince Harry, that to some seemed a lot like ‘dad shaming’ his good buddy stepped up and defended the red-headed Royal.
Granted, the beloved Prince has had to step away from his daddy duties occasionally since the May 6th birth off his son, some people became outraged that he would take an overnight trip. Some made it sound as though he’s left his family for good!
“On Friday, he arrived in Rome to play a game of polo in support of the charity he founded, Sentebale.
“The event was meant to raise funds and awareness of the charity’s work supporting the mental health and well-being of young people whose lives have been affected by HIV in southern Africa.
“And the Duke of Sussex was joined by his longtime friend and professional polo player, Nacho Figueras.”
Figueras was being interviewed ahead of the charity event when one reporter decided to ask a highly judgmental question that some believe was meant to dad-shame Figueras' good friend and new papa Prince Harry.
It all started when the Duke of Sussex made the scandalous decision to spend a night away from his wife, Meghan, and their two-and-a-half-month-old son Archie Harrison. And, apparently, that did not sit well with one reporter.
The reporter wondered how Harry could so casually leave Meghan and Archie behind to go to the event in Rome.
"Not many fathers go abroad within two weeks of the birth, any word on that from the mother?” The question seemingly meant to imply that he should have abandoned the important event sponsored by his own charity!
Without missing a beat, Figures launched into an across-the-board endorsement of Harry as not only a father, but also as a person and friend.
At the same time, Figueras was able to put the reporter in his place with a simple statement:
"That's an assumption that you're making,” he responded.
“I am a father of four and sometimes, duty calls. This is 24 hours away from the house, I think he's doing just fine.
“He's a wonderful father. I'm very impressed and he's here for an amazing cause. So I think that's a ... I don't see that as a problem.”
He finished out his tribute by adding: "I see him do that over and over again and it is truly inspiring. I am honored to be your friend and let's keep fighting because if we all fight together love always wins."
It seems social media users agree with Nacho:
“GO NACHO! 👏👏 These reporters are awful! @nachofigueras gave an amazing response to that question posed by the reporter. Harry is in Rome today for the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup 🇮🇹 “
“What a stupid f**ked up question to ask. That reporter is acting like Harry left Meghan and baby Archie at the side of the road hungry and destitute 🙄🙄. @nachofigueras answered that trash question brilliantly #SentebaleISPSPolo #poloforgood”
Figueroa took to Instagram to reiterate the message he wanted to get across to the rude reporter concerning his BFF.
“The world thinks they know everything about this man.
“I have been fortunate enough to spend enough time over the years to learn and understand the man he really is, a kind, generous, compassionate person who is constantly thinking about how to make the world a better place.
“Whether that is helping kids in Africa, talking openly about mental health, encouraging children or talking about climate change and the things that we all human beings need to change for the next generations.
“I see him do that over and over again and it is truly inspiring. I am honored to be your friend and let’s keep fighting because if we all fight together love always wins.”