Meghan Markle spoke to Vanity Fair recently about her romantic relationship with Britain’s Prince Harry revealing to the world a picture of a couple who are truly in love with each other. Their relationship, of course, is not ordinary as Markle talked about its unique “challenges” given the intense media attention and interest on the lives of Prince Harry and other members of the British Royal Family.

The possibility that she will end up as the wife of the very popular son of the late Princess Diana later also put Markle and her family through great scrutiny by royal watchers all over the world.

Markle, however, takes a simple approach on the barrage of coverage about her and Harry. She told VF that at the end of the day they are “two people who are really happy and in love.” When the news broke about their relationship after dating under the radar for six months, the “Suits” actress said nothing changed about her - only people’s views.

Here are other important details reported about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry so far.

First meeting

The couple has dated for more than a year now and they first met in July last year through a common friend, Anderson Markus.

Markle was on a trip to London where she met with friend Markus, who introduced her to Harry.

Relationship confirmed

Back in October last year, word leaked that Meghan and Harry were a couple and had dated for several months. The prince was described as “happier than he’s been for many years” and is "besotted."

The following month it was reported that the couple’s relationship had become very serious and that Markle had already met with Prince Charles.

That November, Prince Harry issued a formal statement confirming his relationship with the American actress and at the same implored people responsible to stop the abuse and harassment towards Markle. The prince also took issue about that, saying that it was all part of the game. In his official statement, Harry said, “This is not a game - it is her life and his."

Prince William’s support

Prince William meanwhile dismissed rumors that he was not happy about Harry’s decision to make his relationship with Markle public.

He issued an official statement saying he absolutely understands the situation and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him.

Queen Elizabeth II’s approval

Us Weekly reported in December that Harry and Meghan’s relationship has gotten the approval of the Queen. The British monarch is said to be fully supportive and delighted to see her grandson involved in a loving relationship.

Prince Harry met Meghan’s father

In January of this year, Markle’s half-brother talked to the Daily Mail revealing that Prince Harry had already met Meghan's father six months before. The report said that Markle’s father was pretty happy about the prince and is very proud of Meghan.

Kate met Meghan

Reports also came out that Meghan Markle was introduced by Harry to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton in Kensington Palace. It was said that the meeting went well and that the two ladies “got on fabulously.”

First formal public appearance

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first formal public appearance in May and shared a first public kiss at the annual Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England.

Pippa Middleton’s wedding

Prince Harry took Meghan Markle as his date to Pippa Middleton’s wedding underlining the degree of seriousness of the couple’s relationship. Markle flew to London for the occasion and was escorted to Kensington Palace.