“We’re in love”: Meghan Markle opens up about her relationship with Prince Harry
The American actress tells Vanity Fair magazine that her and the British prince are “two people who are really happy”
Speculation about Prince Harry’s relationship with American actress Meghan Markle went into overdrive on Tuesday after an interview with the 36-year-old in Vanity Fair magazine came out, in which she revealed that the couple “[were] in love.”
Markle said that her and Harry were “two people who are really happy” in remarks which will shorten the odds on the likelihood of another royal wedding. It also comes in the same week that Harry’s older brother, William, let it be known that he had his third child on the way with his wife Catherine Middleton.
The actress also opened up about the couple’s early courtship, explaining that they had been together for six months before news of their relationship became common knowledge. “I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception,” she told the magazine.
“We’re 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. 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.”
Markle also spoke of the challenges of being in such a high-profile partnership. She said that she tries not to read stories in the press about her and Harry.
“I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple. We’re two people who are really happy and in love.
“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.”
The extra attention she gets now “has its challenges, and it comes in waves — some days it can feel more challenging than others.
“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.”
Markle told the magazine that “nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
Updated: September 5, 2017 11:27 PM