Harry said in an interview during the recent Invictus Games in The Hague, however, that although him and Meghan had been invited by the Queen to the Jubilee during their flying visit to Windsor Castle last month, there are ‘lots of things with security issues and everything else’ (the duke has been involved in a legal case regarding whether he’s permitted to have police protection in the UK).
The news of the duke’s polo season has also sparked speculation that royal fans could finally get a glimpse of Harry and Meghan’s baby daughter, 11-month-old Lili, in the flesh. The only public appearance of the baby girl since her birth has been in the family’s 2021 Christmas card, along with her parents and big brother, Archie, who turns three this week.
Having previously supported her husband on the sidelines with their young son when he was a baby, it’s hoped that Meghan could bring Lili along to watch some of her father’s matches too. Meghan herself has already been present to watch Harry this season, with Hello! reporting that she attended his first game with her friend Markus Anderson (a consultant for the Soho House Group).
Harry’s Los Padres teammates include his close friend Nacho Figueras, an Argentine polo player and model. Figueras has previously spoken publicly about the duke’s decision to step away from royal life, stating in a 2020 ABC News special, Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and the Crown, that the prince has ‘suffered a lot’ and ‘wants to live a normal life’, adding: ‘He’s protecting his family… He has become an incredible man, a man that his mother would be proud of.’