Meghan Markle Opens Up For First Time About Relationship With Prince Harry

Published on September 5, 2017. Updated August 28, 2018
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Actress Meghan Markle has finally opened up in an interview with Vanity Fair about her relationship with Prince Harry!

Despite the intense scrutiny of their relationship and constantly being in the limelight, Markle described their romance as surprisingly “really simple. We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”

The upcoming October issue of Vanity Fair will mark the first time that Markle has confirmed the relationship herself. “We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”

The duo met back in July 2016 and the highly public relationship has definitely had it’s fair share of challenges along the way. Markle’s name made the headlines for months following the news and Harry made a statement directly addressing the “wave of abuse and harassment” that the actress had to endure.

“It has its challenges, and it comes in waves — some days it can feel more challenging than others,” Markle said. “And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support.”
She added, “I don’t read any press. I haven’t even read press for Suits. The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”

“We’re a couple. We’re in love,” Markle shared. “I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”

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