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Meghan Markle Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage in July

Meghan Markle Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage in July

Meghan Markle is revealing something very personal.

The 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex opened up in a personal essay called “The Losses We Share” for The New York Times on Wednesday (November 25) about a miscarriage she suffered in the summer, causing “almost unbearable grief” to her and husband Prince Harry.

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In the essay, she detailed a “sharp pain” that she felt in July while changing one-year-old son Archie’s diaper at home in California.

“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,” she revealed.

She said she was taken to a hospital alongside her husband, 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…losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she said.

It was not yet revealed how far along Meghan was in her pregnancy.

“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,” she went on to say.

“Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heartbreak as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?’” she wrote.

“This year has brought so many of us to our breaking points. Loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020, in moments both fraught and debilitating. So this Thanksgiving, as we plan for a holiday unlike any before — many of us separated from our loved ones, alone, sick, scared, divided and perhaps struggling to find something, anything, to be grateful for — let us commit to asking others, ‘Are you OK?’” she went on to say.

“Are we OK? We will be.”

Our thoughts are with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at this difficult time.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might not have been in London to join their family for Remembrance Day services recently, but they did honor the event in Los Angeles. Find out what they did.

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