Prince Harry is officially off the market!
The 32-year-old's relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle was confirmed in a statement released by Kensington Palace Tuesday morning. The statement, which Prince Harry acknowledges is "unusual," was issued to prevent any further damage being done to Markle or those surrounding her.
In the statement, Prince Harry comes to the defense of his girlfriend after seeing the "abuse" and "harassment" she has received in the last week.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment," the statement reads. "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."