Meghan Markle has opened up about the heartbreaking loss of her second child by miscarriage.
In an opinion piece titled “The Losses We Share” written for the New York Times today, November 25, the Duchess of Sussex recalled her miscarriage, which happened last July. She said that it “began as ordinarily as any other day.” She woke up, fed their dogs, fixed her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s clothes, and just after changing Archie’s diaper, she felt a pain in her stomach, and then dropped to the floor.
She said, “After changing his diaper, 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.”
Later that day, she went to the hospital with her husband, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.
“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,” Meghan said. “Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we'd heal.”
She added, “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few."
Read Meghan’s full piece here: www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.html
Early this year, Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the British royal family, and moved, together with their son, to the United States.
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