In a rare (yet totally candid) new interview with Vanity Fair, Meghan Markle opened up about dating Prince Harry, and she wasn’t shy about discussing the media scrutiny she’s faced since her relationship with the royal became public in late 2016.

The Suits star appears on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s October issue, and she openly talks about the ways her life has changed since she started dating Prince Harry last year…and you might be surprised by what she has to say about it all.

Markle says the couple met “through friends” in July 2016, and quietly dated for several months before “it became news.”

The actress swiftly received backlash and media scrutiny when news of their relationship broke last November. As for how Markle is handling it all?

But she is quick to point out that though pretty much everything around her has changed, she’s still exactly the same person she always was.

Though Markle quickly became a household name (and the most Googled actress of 2016), she says she doesn’t read any of the reports about her.

“I don’t read any press. I haven’t even read press for Suits. The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”

As for speculation about what the future holds for Markle and Harry? She refuses to comment on any of that, but offers only the sweetest of words about her boyfriend:

So do we, girl.