Meghan Markle takes a break from filming “Suits” in Toronto to open up about her jet-set romance with Prince Harry.
Markle calls Harry her “boyfriend” in the new Vanity Fair cover story interview. The 36-year-old actress says she and Harry met through friends in London in July 2016, and they managed to keep the relationship out of the news for the first six months. “I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception.”
For now, though, she puts it very plainly. “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.”
“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,” Markle says of how she handles the media attention. Plus, she tries to keep her mind off the press in general, adding, “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.”
Still, it’s not easy. “It has its challenges, and it comes in waves—some days it can feel more challenging than others,” Markle admits. “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.”
And through it all, Markle is still very sure of who she is. “Nothing about me changed,” she says. “I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”