The Palace just CONFIRMED Harry is dating US TV star Meghan Markle in unusually candid statement

By Kirstin Buick
08 November 2016

By the looks of things, Harry is furious.

The news that Prince Harry could was definitely, maybe, potentially dating Suits actress Meghan Markle sent royal watchers into a frenzy last week.

Since then, the LA-born beauty has reportedly been subject to intense public scrutiny -- and by the looks of things, Harry is furious.

In a surprisingly candid statement, Kensington Palace has lambasted the treatment of Meghan. And confirmed she and the flame-haired prince are indeed an item.

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"Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public," the letter begins. "He is also aware that there is significant curiosity about his private life. He has never been comfortable with this, but he has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it."

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Until now. "His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment." "Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments."

"He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly." Last week, UK press reported the 32-year-old blue-blood has been seeing Meghan (35), who plays beautiful Rachel Zane in American TV legal drama, for months.

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“He’s happier than he’s been for many years,” a source close to the prince told the outlet, adding that Harry is in a “very relaxed period of his life” and Meghan just came along “at the right time”.

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The two apparently met in Canada, while Harry was in the country promoting next year’s Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, which the North American country will host.

LA-born Meghan, who split from her producer husband Trevor Engelson in 2013, lives in Toronto, where Suits is currently filming.

Read more about Meghan in the new issue of YOU, in stores Friday 11 November.

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