The wife of Prince Harry wrote about the experience in detail, saying that it took place one July morning when she was caring for Archie, the couple’s son.
Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July this year. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” she wrote in a powerful piece titled “The Losses We Share” for the New York Times.
Meghan and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, had their first child, Archie, in May 2019.
In her essay – highly extraordinary coming from a high-profile British royal – Meghan spoke about the experience in detail. Writing of the “unbearable grief” of miscarrying a child, she recalled “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine.”
“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage,” wrote Meghan, adding that the topic still remained taboo and riddled with unwarranted pain.
Her revelation has led to an outpouring of love and support on social media. Twitter has been flooded with messages of solidarity since the piece was published earlier today.