In a surprising turn of events, Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras, a close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has seemingly attempted to steal the spotlight from Princess Kate’s return at this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony. The annual event, which commemorates the reigning monarch’s birthday, is a highly anticipated occasion for royal watchers and fans.

Polo player Nacho posted this image of the dog biscuits from American Riviera Orchard on Instagram Stories

Figueras, known for his association with the Sussexes, shared a series of intriguing photos on his social media account. The images featured a jar of raspberry jam and a box of dog biscuits, both bearing the label of Meghan Markle’s lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard.

The jar of raspberry jam sent to Nacho from American Riviera Orchard.

The timing of this post raised eyebrows, as it coincided with Princess Kate’s appearance at the Trooping the Colour parade.

The Duchess of Sussex has a history of releasing news or photos on the same day as other royals’ engagements, leading to speculation that she might be planning something significant for the event. While Figueras did not provide any explicit context for the photos, their connection to Meghan’s brand suggests a deliberate attempt to overshadow Princess Kate’s return.

Prince Harry is pictured with Nacho Figueras (centre) and Meghan Markle

Princess Kate’s participation in this year’s Trooping the Colour was especially noteworthy due to her ongoing battle with cancer. Despite her health challenges, she expressed gratitude for the public’s understanding and conveyed her hope to engage in more official duties over the summer while continuing her healing process.

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This marks the second consecutive year that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not invited to the celebration. Their absence has fueled ongoing rumors of tension within the royal family, although official statements remain diplomatic and minimal.

American Riviera Orchard, founded by Meghan Markle earlier this year, has been making waves with its unique offerings. The raspberry jam and dog biscuits featured in Figueras’s photos are part of the brand’s lineup, which emphasizes organic and sustainable products.

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As the world watches the royals’ every move, Nacho Figueras’s cryptic social media post adds another layer of intrigue to the ongoing saga. Whether it was a playful gesture or a calculated move, it certainly succeeded in diverting attention from Princess Kate’s return at Trooping the Colour.