Meghan Markle has been dating Prince Harry for about a year, and the couple have been notoriously private about their relationship—until now.

In an interview, Meghan opens up and then some, saying dating Harry (who she refers to as her "boyfriend") comes with challenges. "It has its challenges, and it comes in waves," she explains. "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."

In Vanity Fair's October cover story, Meghan Markle opens up about living in the spotlight, starring on Suits, and her whirlwind royal romance."

Meghan deals with all the public speculation about her relationship (when will they get married?!) by concentrating on her love for Harry: "I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it's really simple. We're two people who are really happy and in love," she says. "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."

Meghan also reiterated that yes, she and Harry are very much in love: "We're in love. I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell."