Meghan Markle needs a break.
The actress is suddenly all over the Internet following after the unexpected news broke that she's dating Prince Harry.
And this isn't simply a random rumor, either. This romance has been confirmed by a very reliable source:
Prince Harry himself!
In a letter issued through a Kensington Palace spokesperson last week, Prince Harry took the unusual step of acknowledging he was totally banging the beautiful Suits star.
Granted, he didn't say anything in these exact terms.
But the Royal hunk did condemn ongoing attacks against Markle, pushing for far more respectable public discourse.
“The past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” the letter says.
The harassment really must have been something awful because you simply don't ever see Kensington Palace comment on the love lives of its residents.
Continued the latter:
“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 papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life."
The letter goes on to note that Harry often fears for Meghan's safety, and that he “is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her."
Wow. Scary, disturbing stuff.
Now, in response to the threats she has received and the insults that have been hurled her way, Markle is reportedly in need of a hiatus.
Insiders tell The New York Post that Markles has told her bosses at the USA Network that she needs to skip filming Suits this week because she has “something important to do.”
Might she be meeting with lawyers to help her manage her rise to international fame?
This is what Page Six speculates.
Those close to the situation tell the aforementioned newspaper that Markle may be struggling to come to terms with all this overwhelming attention.
“She comes across as just a regular girl,” says a source, “She’s stunning in person, but not everyone knew who she was. And she’s everywhere now."
Before this dating bombshell exploded, Markle was really just known to those who watch Suits online or on television. She has played the character of Rachel on that series for six years.
Markle and Prince Harry met at a May event for his Invictus Games in Toronto, where Suits is filmed, and have been a couple since June.
There's been talk that the two might actually get married, which seems crazy and premature.
As we said, though, Harry issuing a statement about the romance was a step he had never taken in the past about any girlfriend.
So it must mean he likes her a whole lot! He might even love her! How exciting!