Sorry, Duchess Kate, but you’re not the only Royal-by-relationship that has BIG HUGE NEWS this week. You got a considerable amount of attention with your third pregnancy announcement, but you’ll have to collect your things and vacate the spotlight. Royal girlfriend-turned-possible finacée Meghan Markle has a magazine cover! And not just any magazine, oh no. She’s not flashing her TV star smile on the front page of Aspiring Princess weekly. Nope, she’s the star of the October issue of Vanity Fair. Congratulations, Meghan!
Obviously Meghan doesn’t just serve up down-to-earth realness on the cover. She also says things inside the issue as well. Can you guess what she talks about? Hmmmm…if only there was a giant clue on the cover. Who is this Harry she’s apparently mad about? No clue, I tell you.
Not only does she talk about her relationship with Prince Harry, she gets into the ways her life has changed since getting with Prince William’s hot younger brother. She also plays a little coy about whether or not she’s got a ring on that finger now.
On going from Reitmans commercial famous to famous-famous: “It has its challenges, and it comes in waves—some days it can feel more challenging than others. 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.”
On how she deals with the (sometimes extremely gross) tabloid talk that has been said about her and 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. 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.”
On whether her Facebook relationship is set to In A Relationship, Engaged, or It’s Complicated: “We’re a couple. 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, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. 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.”
Oooh, Meghan is smart. Don’t waste your possible engagement news on Vanity Fair. You’ve got to save it for something bigger. Like the cover of Vogue, or Modern Royal Bride! Get it, Meghan.
If I’ve learned anything from this interview, it’s that Meghan already seems to understand Royal protocol. An engagement isn’t something you share with family or friends or the readership of a widely-circulated Hollywood magazine. No, it’s something that has to be done in association with The Queen. The Queen presents…the approval of Harry to marry that girl from that lawyer TV show. Suits? Yeah, that’s it.