Prince Harry confirmed the relationship between himself and American actress Meghan Markle this week, and he is disappointed that he hasn’t been able to hide her from a media storm.

“His girlfriend Meghan Markle has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” a statement from the palace read. “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 … Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of the papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers to get to her front door.”

Markle is 35-years-old and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Los Angeles. 

Here is a link to Markle's Instagram. The above photo gallery also features Getty Images.