Meghan Markle speaks out about her 'love' for Prince Harry for the first time

Sarah Carty

Meghan Markle has spoken out about her relationship with Prince Harry for the first time, claiming they are very much “in love”.

The usually private Suits actress opened up to Vanity Fair in a candid interview about the 32-year-old Prince, claiming they were “very quietly” dating for six months before the news was made public.

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“We’re a couple. We’re in love,” the loved-up 36-year-old star said.

Meghan Markle has opened up for the first time about her 'love ' for Prince Harry. Photo:Peter Lindbergh/Vanity Fair
“We’re a couple. We’re in love,” the loved-up 36-year-old star said.

“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."

Meghan said she met Prince Harry in July 2016 in London through friends and was surpirsed at how quickly her life changed.

"But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support," she said.

Meghan claimed she and Harry are really in love. Photo: Getty Images

She also said that she never reads any media coverage about herself and hasn't done so since she started her role as Rachel Zane in Suits.

And while she may be dating one of the most famous royal family members in the world, Meghan is adamant she hasn't changed and she isn't "defined" by her relationship.

Now we know that Meghan and Harry's relationship has been going on for about 14 months, with Prince Harry revealing their love to the world back in November when he released a statement asking for her privacy to be respected.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been dating since July 2016, meaning they are together 14 months. Photo: Getty Images

"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment," the statement read.

"Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.

"He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his."

Since then the couple have showed their support for each other in numerous ways, with Meghan making her social debut at Pippa Middleton's wedding back May and Prince Harry whisking his love off to South Africa last month.

Meghan has also been spotted out-and-about in London and it's even been specualted that Prince Harry collects her directly from the tarmac at Heathrow Airport so she doesn't have to deal with any waiting photographers.

The star's interview comes after it was reported that Meghan and Harry got engaged as they watched the sun go down during their recent trip to South Africa.

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