‘We’re In Love’ Meghan Markle on Prince Harry

US actress Meghan Markle told Vanity Fair that she and the Prince Harry dated for months before going public about their relationship

American actress Meghan Markle
has opened up about her relationship with British royal Prince Harry in a
candid interview published Tuesday, confirming the couple are “in
Markle, a star of US legal drama “Suits,” told Vanity Fair that she and the prince dated for months before going public about their relationship last year.

a couple. We’re in love. 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,”
she said.
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.”
36-year-old, speaking publicly for the first time about the couple’s
relationship, said she met Prince Harry in July in London, introduced by
mutual friends.
“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,”
she added, although it was actually four months later, in November, that Prince Harry confirmed the relationship.
“Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
Markle acknowledged the situation was sometimes difficult and that “some days it can feel more challenging than others.”
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
she said.
A grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and the second son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Harry is fifth in line to the throne.
News of the relationship sparked a tabloid frenzy, prompting the royal to issue an angry statement in November blasting racist “abuse and harassment” directed toward the mixed race actress.
The Toronto-based Californian’s mother is black and her father is white.
were quick to point out that the actress, three years Harry’s senior,
is divorced, unearthing pictures of her first marriage (2011-2013) with
an American producer.
Markle, who plays
ambitious paralegal turned lawyer Rachel Zane in “Suits,” says she
doesn’t read press stories about her private life or work.
“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.”


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