Nacho Figueras opens up about Ralph Lauren and the British royals

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By MARAH ALINDOGAN

Being a world-famous polo player and perhaps the most photographed man in the world as the face of Ralph Lauren fragrances is no easy feat, but Nacho Figueras is as humble as they come.

"I very much believe that fame doesn't do anything. It shouldn't impact you in one way or another," Figueras admitted during an exclusive interview with AOL.

The 38-year-old heartthrob, who considers Ralph Lauren a great mentor and friend ever since he became a brand ambassador 15 years ago, revealed the man behind the namesake company isn't going away anytime soon after recently stepping down as CEO.

"I think he did a very smart thing. He's giving Stefan Larsson the CEO position to focus on the business side. And he will focus on what he loves the most, which is the design and creative part of it," the famous athlete said. "It's something that he's not going to let go. Anyone who knows Ralph knows that he's more active and passionate than anyone. If anything, we're going to see him more."

But playing polo and being a spokesperson for the iconic American brand is not the only thing that moves Nacho's needle, he's also very passionate about his many philanthropic endeavors. You wouldn't believe the famous royals he's rubbed shoulders with!

The renowned polo player has been a close pal of both Prince Harry and Prince William since 2007 after getting involved with Sentabale, a charity that helps orphan kids in Africa.

And of course we had to ask – which royal brother reigns supreme on the polo field?

"They are both great," Figueras laughed. "They're different. Prince Harry plays forward – he attacks. Prince William plays back – he's more of a defender. They both play very well in their own ways."

With nearly 30 years of experience on the polo field after starting out when he was just 9 years old, keeping the tradition of the sport alive has been a cause near and dear to Figueras' heart.

He played host of the sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

More than 5,000 spectators, including A-list celebs like Gwenyth Paltrow and January Jones, spent the afternoon sippin' champagne at the site of the only polo field left in Los Angeles.

Despite leading his team to victory at the annual soiree, it's just another day in the books for Figueras, who insisted he only sees himself as a polo player and not a model.

"It's very hard to see myself doing something else," Figueras dished.

See images of the star-studded soiree below:
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Nacho Figueras opens up about Ralph Lauren and the British royals
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Polo player Nacho Figueras arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Entertainment reporter Poppy Jamie arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Veuve Clicquot U.S. Senior Vice President Vanessa Kay arrive at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Erica Domesek arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actress Bellamy Young arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actress Natalie Martinez arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Blogerr Shea Marie arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actor Cheyenne Jackson arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actress Camilla Belle arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actress Aimee Garcia arrives at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Cara Santana attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Eva Amurri Martino attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Nina Senicar attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Julianna Guill attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Selma Blair attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Polo player Nacho Figueras and wife Delfina Blaquier arrive at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kaius Jagger Berman, Rodger Berman, Skyler Morrison Berman and Rachel Zoe attend the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Rachel Zoe attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Jaime King attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage) *** Jaime King
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Nina Dobrev attends the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage) *** Nina Dobrev
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actors Darby Stanchfield and Bellamy Young arrive at the Sixth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 17, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
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