Ever since she married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been under the spotlight. The wider public is very interested in her private life and paparazzi follow her every move. Earlier this year, when she and Prince Harry stepped down from their royal duties and moved to the States, Meghan was a target of harsh criticism as many Britons accused her of distancing the prince from his family.
Just recently, Meghan opened up about the heartbreak she and Prince Harry had gone through after she suffered a miscarriage. The proud parents of one were about to welcome another baby into the world, but that didn’t happen.
Meghan’s powerful essay on grief after miscarriage written for The New York Times, The Losses We Share, touched many.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan Markle writes about her miscarriage. Today, we are sharing an essay by the Duchess of Sussex about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year. https://t.co/xCJbgPgufq
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) November 25, 2020
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” the 39-year-old Duchess explained.
“I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
Brave Meghan was forced to put a smile on her face despite the pain she has been going through, and that’s the curse of being a famous person.
“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. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” the former actress wrote.
Meghan Markle writes powerful essay about suffering miscarriage https://t.co/7qpPF6nZB3
— The Independent (@Independent) November 25, 2020
Meghan wants women who go through the same to be able to speak of their pain openly instead of being ashamed. The tragedy of losing an unborn child is not rare but many opt to live with that pain without sharing it with their loved ones.
We are so very sorry for the loss Meghan and Harry suffered. We send our love and prayers to them and little Archie.