Written by Melanie Burton, November 9, 2016

It looks like our chances with Prince Haz are finally over, because the ginger-haired hunk has confirmed he’s dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, and has so for “a few months.”

But it’s not all roses, because Meghan is reportedly copping quite a bit of slack for it! Harry has revealed in a statement that he’s “worried about Ms Markle’s safety” following the “wave of abuse and harassment” she has gotten since the rumours that they were dating first surfaced nine days ago.

Harry’s secret love affair with the 35-year-old actress was nothing short of a surprise, and was unintentionally revealed on October 30 when they were spotted wearing matching friendship bracelets which they had reportedly both worn for months.

A stern statement issued by Harry’s communications secretary at Kensington Palace yesterday said there had been a “line crossed” in the abuse and harassment she [Meghan] has faced and it was “not right” that his girlfriend “should be subjected to such a storm.”

Meghan is believed to have met the royal in May at a function in Canada, while he was promoting his Invictus Games in Toronto, where she is based.

They’d reportedly been secretly seeing each other since then, spending time between London and Canada, with the actress even meeting the fam – dining with both Prince William and Kate, and Prince Charles.

The statement also read: “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.

“Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public. He feels lucky to have so many people supporting him and knows what a fortunate and privileged life he leads.

“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Meghan Markle attends day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 04, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Meghan was spotted in the Royal Box at Wimbledon in June

Despite managing to keep their relationship secret for months, Meghan gave away a few clues that they were together. She was spotted in the Royal Box at Wimbledon on June 28, and had posted several snaps of recent trips to London, including a view that looks like Kensington, and another of Buckingham Palace. We see you, girl!

While we’re devo that Haz is off the market, we’re happy for the lovebirds – if people leave them alone that is!

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