For the Win

By Richard Mineards   |   June 7, 2022
Harry Wales, Pat Nesbitt, Nacho Figueras, Ursula Nesbitt, and Madison Richardson (photo by Priscilla)

Prince Harry and his Los Padres team were in fighting form at the Santa Barbara Polo Club before winging to London with his wife, Meghan Markle, and family, Archie, 3, and Lilibet Diana, who turns one on Saturday, for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth’s four-day Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

The Los Padres team holding their trophy: Keko Magrini, Juan Guerrero, Nacho Figueras and daughter Alba, and Harry Wales (photo by Priscilla)

The Duke of Sussex’s team hoisted the Lisle Nixon Memorial Trophy after a score of 14-14 with just 55 seconds to the final horn, sending the match into a seventh chukker sudden death scenario with team captain and Ralph Lauren Polo model Nacho Figueras scoring the winning goal against Texan team Makarow Farms and being named Most Valuable Player in front of a sell-out crowd of thousands.

In the U.K. it will be the first time the 96-year-old monarch will meet her great-granddaughter and the Sussexi are expected to participate in many of the jubilee events, other than appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping of the Color on Thursday as they are classified as non-working royals.

But the tony twosome could participate in carriage processions, as well as the service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday at which all members of the Royal Family will gather, and attending the platinum party at the palace on Saturday with Queen, Adam Lambert, Diana Ross, and many other celebrities performing.

The four-day celebration wraps with a colorful Jubilee Pageant Sunday with a parade down The Mall to the palace. It is to be hoped the couple’s appearance won’t overshadow the Queen and that their time in London can help heal the obvious rift between Harry, 37, and his 39-year-old brother, the future King William V.


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