Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Arrive Hand-in-Hand at Florida Polo Match as They Film New Netflix Show

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The Duke of Sussex saddled up for Sentebale, the charity he co-founded in 2006 dedicated to youth in southern Africa, with his wife supporting him from the sidelines

<p>Rebecca Blackwell/AP</p> Meghan Markle (left) and Prince Harry attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024

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Meghan Markle (left) and Prince Harry attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024

Prince Harry is cantering into the weekend with a charity polo match as Meghan Markle cheers him on in Florida.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, took part in the Royal Salute Polo Challenge at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington on April 12. The match in front of 300 guests benefitted Sentebale, the organization Harry founded in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help children in Africa affected by poverty, inequality and HIV/AIDS.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, attended the event in a white halter dress with a midriff cutout and statement sunglasses, continuing her sideline support of her sporty husband. In addition to attending polo matches like the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup when it took place in Windsor, U.K., in 2018 and games at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club following their move to California. Meghan recently watched as her husband took on curling, sit-skiing and skeleton bobsledding at the Invictus Games Winter Training Camp in February.

The polo game in Florida comes one day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Archewell Productions revealed two new series are in the "early stages" of production at Netflix, including one centered on the equestrian sport. Filming for the series took place at the event. The couple, who serve as executive producers on the series, may make cameo appearances but are not slated to be the stars of the show.

<p>BACKGRID</p> Prince Harry and Meghan Markle film their new Netflix series about the world of professional polo at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, on April 12, 2024

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle film their new Netflix series about the world of professional polo at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, on April 12, 2024

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In addition to a show curated by Meghan that will "celebrate the joys of cooking and gardening, entertaining and friendship," another nonfiction series will "provide viewers unprecedented access to the world of professional polo."

"Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level," according to a statement on a project centered around the U.S. Open Polo Championship in Florida. Although Prince Harry and Meghan aren't starring in the show, they are serving as executive producers while Miloš Balać (Welcome to Wrexham) is the showrunner.

<p>Rebecca Blackwell/AP</p> Meghan Markle (left) and Prince Harry attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024

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Meghan Markle (left) and Prince Harry attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024

The polo match saw Prince Harry reunited with his friend and Sentebale ambassador Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras. Harry and Meghan posed for photos with Figueras and his wife, Delfina Blaquier. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also greeted the duo's daughter, Alba, with hugs, and Meghan was seen walking with an arm around her. Figueras told PEOPLE that he and his wife have plans to meet up with Meghan and Harry over the weekend.

<p>Rebecca Blackwell/AP</p> From left: Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, Delfina Blaquier, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024.

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From left: Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, Delfina Blaquier, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024.

Harry and the Argentinean polo star share a tight bond over the charity's impact — and sometimes a friendly rivalry on the polo field.

The two traveled together to Singapore for the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup in August 2023, starting with a stop at the ISPS Sports Values Summit-Special Edition in Tokyo. The pair also snuck in some "shopping for our wives," according to Figueras’ playful Instagram post.

Figueras met the Duke of Sussex at a charity match benefiting Sentebale in 2007 and previously told PEOPLE that Harry's passion instantly made an impact.

"From day one, I saw how committed he was to his charity," the pro rider told PEOPLE in August 2022 following the Sentebale Polo Cup in Colorado. "Fast forward 15 years, I've been to Lesotho with him a few times, and I've seen what great work the charity does and how important it is for a lot of kids, how committed he is, how much he really cares about it."

<p>Rebecca Blackwell/AP</p> Prince Harry (right) plays in the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024.

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Prince Harry (right) plays in the Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Florida on April 12, 2024.

It doesn't hurt that Harry is a talented polo player, either! Harry's team won the three-way match against Figueras' team and the Duke even scored a goal.

Harry and Meghan shared a sweet kiss as the Duchess presented him with a trophy at the end of the tournament.

"They were very loving with each other," an onlooker says. "Meghan looked really happy."

<p>REUTERS/Marco Bello</p> Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge to benefit Sentebale in Wellington, Florida, on April 12, 2024

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge to benefit Sentebale in Wellington, Florida, on April 12, 2024

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Off the field, Meghan and Blaquier have also formed a relationship — and even a nickname for their cheering section. In a 2022 Instagram post, Blaquier called the Duchess of Sussex her "fellow pwife," short for "polo wife."

"Genius of you to come up with this," Blaquier wrote, giving Meghan the credit for the moniker.

<p>Rebecca Blackwell/AP</p> Meghan Markle (left) and Alba Figueras attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge on April 12, 2024

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Meghan Markle (left) and Alba Figueras attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge on April 12, 2024

Between the Royal Salute Polo Challenge, a dinner and panel in Miami on April 11 where Harry spoke about his love of Africa and Sotheby's Sentebale Benefit Auction, $1 million has been raised for Sentebale.

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