Meghan Markle graced the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's October issue, and she looked absolutely stunning. In an interview with the publication, the 36-year-old star talked about her relationship with Prince Harry.

This is the first time that the “Suits” actress spoke vis-à-vis her romance with Prince Henry of Wales. And although they are under public scrutiny, she is proud to say that they are happily in love.

The start of the controversial romance

“We’re two people who are happy and in love,” Meghan Markle told Vanity Fair.

Prince Harry revealed that they indeed had a relationship in a rare statement in November last year, People reported.

And even though they are surrounded with controversies, Markle insisted that their relationship is just simple – they love each other. She narrated that they were quietly dating six months before the rumors about them even started.

She proudly said that nothing about her has changed even though she is with a royal highness. However, people’s perception of her altered. She explained that she is still the same person that she always was and she will never be defined by the relationship she is into.

The alleged engagement

Rumors about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s romance never stop. In fact, there are rumors that they were engaged when they visited Botswana.

The country in Southern Africa is a special place for the 32-year-old royal. He visited this location a few years ago when he volunteered to work with conservations protecting rhinos and elephants from poachers.

This was also the place where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton.

However, Markle chose not to talk about the alleged engagement and stayed 'mum' about it. Aside from the rumors, their relationship also has challenges. Since they met in London in July 2016, her name has been spread out across a lot of tabloids. “It has its challenges, and it comes in waves,” she admitted.

Prince Harry even revealed that his girlfriend is often the subject of “abuse and harassment.” Markle further said that some days feel more challenging than the others. While public opinion is always with her, fortunately, she has a support system and, of course, her partner’s back.

Avoiding being affected by rumors

To avoid being stressed by rumors, Meghan Markle revealed that she doesn’t read any kind of press.

She does not even read the press release about her television show, “Suits.” She disclosed that people who are close to her make her secure because they know her real personality while the rest of things that said about her is just noise.

Markle admitted that she is very aware that people’s attention is focused on her and her boyfriend as their romance moves forward. "We're a couple. We’re in love," she said. Although the spotlight is often on them, she said that she loves a great love story.