“Suits” actress Meghan Markle has confirmed her relationship with British royalty Prince Harry as she covers the October 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Looking absolutely stunning on the cover, the 36-year-old actress talks about how her life has been while dating Prince Harry, why they chose to keep the relationship private, the scrutiny over their relationship and more.
Read excerpts below.
On dating Prince Harry: “We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for 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.”
On keeping private with the Prince: “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.”
On the scrutiny she feels over her relationship: “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.”
On the fame from being Prince Harry’s girlfriend: It 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.