Meghan Markle confesses she and Prince Harry are 'in love'

'Suits' star revealed that the two are in a serious relationship

Reuters September 06, 2017

US actor Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Britain’s Prince Harry, has said they are in love and happy together, in her first frank comments about their relationship since they became a couple last year.

In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine published on Tuesday, Markle said she began dating Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, in July last year after she met him through friends.


"We’re a couple," Markle told the US magazine. "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 people will understand that this is our time."

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“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,” she added.

The relationship between Harry, 32, the younger son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and his first wife Princess Diana, became public knowledge last November when the prince issued a rare warning to the media to leave his 36-year-old girlfriend and her family in peace, reflecting his own battles with the press.


He was once pictured scuffling with paparazzi outside a London nightclub and in 2012 was photographed partying naked and playing billiards in a private room in Las Vegas.

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When asked how she coped with media intrusion, Markle, a divorcee best known for her role in the US TV legal drama Suits, said, “I can tell you at the end of the day I think it’s really simple. We’re two people who are really happy and in love.”

She added, ”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.

“Nothing about me changed. I‘m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”


The British royals, and particularly their often tangled love lives, provide worldwide fascination and on Tuesday, a French court was ordered to pay damages to Harry’s elder brother William and his wife Kate for breaching her privacy by publishing topless photos of her.

Markle said the attention of being involved with the prince had its challenges.

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“It comes in waves - some days it can feel more challenging than others,” she said. “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.”

Harry, once the wild child of the royal family who admitted smoking cannabis and getting drunk when under the legal age limit, has secured a place as one of Britain’s most popular royals since enjoying a successful military career which saw him on active service twice in Afghanistan.

The interview fueled speculation among bookmakers that the couple could get engaged soon and comes a day after William revealed that he and his wife Kate were expecting their third child.

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Naila | 4 years ago | Reply @irfan shamim farooqui: Don't you think the British secret service and aristocracy know that ? Whatever else happens, a marriage can never be on the cards for various reasons, one of them being quite obvious.
irfan shamim farooqui | 4 years ago | Reply It's all about money.
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