In a cover story for Vanity Fair, Meghan Markle talks, for the first time, about her romance with Prince Harry. The actress also reveals how she is dealing with the media and criticism surrounding the relationship.

Suits actress Meghan Markle has been dating Prince Harry for about a year now. Since the rumors of her new love interest have started, the 35-year-old actress has had to deal with severe bullying and racist remarks. The royalty has made efforts to keep their relationship as far away from the public eye as possible, but they both knew it was just a matter of time.

When the Kensington Palace confirmed the relationship, it was because the Prince hoped that the harassment against his girlfriend would stop. “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her”, the statement read. “This is not a game — it is her life and his.”

In December of last year, Meghan found her voice, expressing in an essay for Elle U.K. her pride to be of “mixed heritage”, the main subject that had sparked racist remarks and bullying towards her.

Now, the brunette beauty has opened-up about her relationship with the royalty, in the cover story for Vanity Fair’s upcoming issue.

“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”, she explains, adding that for the first six months they were quietly dating, then the next 6 months they were dating in the public eye, but that nothing has changed between them. “The only thing that changed was people’s perception”, she says. “Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”

As for the media frenzy, she seems to be above it. Markle admits she does not read press, not even the one regarding her work. “The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”


Meghan Markle talks romance with Prince Harry in Vanity Fair’s cover story.
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