The 1 Surprising Relationship Rule Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Swear By

It’s hard to not be fascinated with Prince Harry’s relationship with actress Meghan Markle. The mystery around their romance is positively spellbinding. And lucky for us, we can steal a page out of their book! Here is the one rule the dashing royal and his lovely leading lady swear by.

Of course, we are still learning details about their courtship

This is a side by side picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Left: Prince Harry | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images, Right: Meghan Markle | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

It’s actually quite remarkable that we are able to learn from their relationship, given how private they keep it. There are even mixed accounts as to when the couple met, and how long they knew each other before they became involved. (Some outlets say they met in London, while others say they met in Toronto.)

Their privacy is admirable …

Meghan Markle, girlfriend of Prince Harry

The couple has been able to keep their private life away from the spotlight. | Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images

In a time when everything is splashed across the internet, it’s refreshing to see a couple that keeps their love life under wraps. Granted, being public figures and having your life dissected in the tabloids probably makes the idea of a private relationship more appealing. But we can all take a cue from this couple and keep our intimate affairs behind closed doors. Especially when the harsh critics come knocking …

As is the Prince’s show of support

Prince Harry is in a light grey suit looking towards a crowd.

Prince Harry has been immensely supportive of his girlfriend. | Jackson/Getty Images

Unfortunately, the couple hasn’t exactly been living a fairy-tale romance. Media in the U.K. was quick to start ripping Markle apart when rumors of the relationship surfaced. Tabloid criticism has been both racist and sexist, and mostly centered around the idea that Queen Elizabeth won’t approve of a union between Markle and Prince Harry (which we now know is simply untrue).

The commentary was so harsh, that Prince Harry issued an official statement asking the press to leave Markle alone! And who doesn’t like when a guy stands up for the woman he loves?

That one big rule

Markle revealed in a recent cover story for Vanity Fair what helps the couple at the end of the day — especially when criticism of their relationship runs a-muck. The key: Not getting caught up in the frenzy of it all, and taking time for themselves.

“We’re two people who are really happy and in love,” she tells the publication. “I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time.”

Squeezing in alone time is important

And we aren’t just talking about the prince whisking Markle away to Botswana for her 36th birthday in August 2017, either. We’re talking about the run-of-the-mill “normal people” dates they have when they’re together.

Reports of the duo visiting a couple low-key spots in Toronto and staying in to cook dinner together are a great reminder that every couple should have date nights. (No matter how long the couple has been together.)

The good they do together is wonderful

Meghan Markle is wearing a blue dress on the red carpet.

The actress doesn’t seem very stressed over the pressure of dating one of the world’s most famous men. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images

This couple also shares a love for giving back. In fact, Markle was honored this past year for her humanitarian work, something both she and her main squeeze are passionate about. And as we have learned from Harry’s brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, giving back together makes a couple happier.

Will their relationship rule help their romance last?

Prince Harry is smiling and wearing a suit in a gymnasium.

Could the couple be a match made in heaven? | Joe Giddens/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Time will tell if the couple’s rule of keeping their relationship in perspective will result in a happily-ever-after. Now that they’re married, things seem to be even better for the two of them, even with continued tabloid criticism. But it’s already pretty clear, if these two can keep doing what they’re doing, we’ll be taking cues from their relationship for a very long time.