Meghan Markle is ready to open up about her fairy-tale love story.
It's no secret that the actress and philanthropist isn't one to share too many details about her private romance with Prince Harry.
But in the October issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands Sept. 12, Markle may surprise some fans when she proudly proclaims to be in love with the royal family member.
"We're a couple. We're in love," she shared with the publication. "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."
Markle added, "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."
Through it all, the pair has managed to avoid the paparazzi on most occasions even if the quest for more information continues to grow.
"It has its challenges, and it comes in waves--some days it can feel more challenging than others," Markle shared with the publication when discussing all the attention and fame. "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."
While speculation continues in regards to if, when or where Prince Harry will pop the question to his leading lady, Markle is more than comfortable with where her relationship stands.
"I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it's really simple," Markle explained. "We're two people who are really happy and in love. 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."