The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in the summer.
In a heartbreaking personal essay for The New York Times, Meghan Markle said the tragic loss had caused her and husband Prince Harry ‘unbearable grief’.
Opening up about her experience, she said she knew she was losing her second child when she had a cramp as she changed her son Archie’s nappy in July.
She said: ‘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.’
The royal said she wanted to share her experience in order to help other women with a subject that is ‘experienced by many but talked about by few’.
Shortly after the miscarriage, the duke and duchess embarked on a tour of South Africa. Meghan said she tried to keep up a ‘brave face’ in the public eye and recalled the moment when journalist Tom Bradby asked if she was okay.
The Duchess of Sussex said she wants to share her experience to help other women.
The royal couple welcomed their first child Archie in May 2019.
The former actress replied: ‘Thank you for asking. Not many people have asked if I’m OK.’