Meghan Markle is no longer staying silent about her insanely high-profile romance with Prince Harry.
It's so high profile, the royal was forced to issue a press release about it this past November. In it, he slammed what he characterized as the racist and sexist abuse she engendered simply for dating him. Markle is biracial.
- For the first time since they became involved last October, The Suits discusses her relationship with Harry in the October issue of Vanity Fair. She also graced the cover of the magazine.
- "I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it's really simple," Markle, 36, said. "We're two people who are really happy and in love. 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."
- She acknowledged the harassment she's endured.
- "It has its challenges, and 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."
- While she didn't get into specifics, Markle did paint a beautiful picture of their love.
- "We're a couple. We're in love," Markle shared. "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."