American actress and humanitarian Rachel Meghan Markle, better known as Meghan Markle has recently accepted her relationship with real life beau Prince Harry for the very first time and the star of US drama Suits has said they are "really happy and in love".
Confirming her relationship status, in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the "Suits" star said she is the same person, it is the people's perception that has changed.
"I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it'sreally simple. We're two people who are really happy and inlove. 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,"Markle, 36, said. The couple met in London through friends in July last year and reports of their budding romance started doing the rounds.
Markle, who was subjected to abuse and harassment when the news of the duo dating first broke, said being in a relationship with one of the most famous bachelors in the world does have some challenges.
"It has its challenges, and it comes in waves ? some daysit can feel more challenging than others. And right out of thegate, it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boy friend's support.
She added, "I don't read any press. 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."
The actor, however, is focused on her relationship and is happy with the way things are going.
"We're a couple. We're in love. I'm sure there will be atime 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 partof what makes it so special, that it's just ours. But we'rehappy. Personally, I love a great love story," Meghan was quoted further while interacting with the reporters.