Meghan Markle reveals miscarriage in an open essay

Meghan Markle reveals miscarriage in an open essay

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a miscarriage earlier in July.

Meghan Markle penned a personal essay in The New York Times earlier today. She opened up about her and Prince Harry’s heartbreak as they lost their second child earlier this year.

This marks the first time the Duchess of Sussex talked about her challenges and struggles amid Megxit. In the article titled, The Loss We Share, she detailed what happened on the day she knew that “something was not right.”

Meghan Markle announced her miscarriage

The Daily Mail released a report about the shocking essay. Meghan Markle revealed that she and Prince Harry were expecting their second child this year.

She began the essay by describing the morning she fell ill at their home in Los Angeles. She said that it was an “ordinary day,” listing the usual activities she does every morning.

The Duchess of Sussex shared that she felt a “sharp cramp” after changing Archie Harrison’s diaper. She continued that she dropped to the floor with her firstborn in his arms.

As she tried to keep herself and her baby calm, she felt that there was something wrong. At that moment, she knew that she was losing her second child as she “clutched” her first.


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Thinking how they would heal

Meghan Markle, later on, noted that they went to a hospital, wherein she witnessed Prince Harry’s heartbreak. He tried to hold the “shattered pieces” of my heart, at the same time, she added.

While staring at the walls, the Duchess of Sussex said that she felt the “clamminess” of her husband’s palm. She also revealed that their knuckles were “wet” from their tears as she imagined how they would heal from the loss of their second child.

Meghan, then, recalled the moment in their 2019 trip to South Africa. She opened up about feeling “exhausted” and how she tried to keep a “brave face.”

She urged everyone to ask others if they are “OK”

Meghan Markle cited the moment when she had her interview with Tom Bradby for ITV’s documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey. She claimed in the interview that not many people had asked her whether she is “okay.”

In line with this, she urged her readers to “commit to asking others” whether they are “OK,” as well. She asserted that the public is currently “adjusting” to the new normal brought by the COVID-19 crisis, and despite the physical distance, everyone is “connected” because of all the individual and collective struggles each person endured this year.

In the end, Meghan Markle said that this is the “first time, in a long time,” that people are seeing one another. She ended her open letter with the iconic question, “Are we OK?” and optimistically responded that “we will be.”


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