British Royalty Meghan Markle opened up about her personal loss in the a recent article she wrote for a leading newspaper. This is extraordinary as the royal family is tight lipped in personal matters.
The Duchess of Sussex who has a kid with husband Prince Harry told that she knew she was losing the second one as she held on to her firstborn.
The former actress said that her miscarriage took place one morning in July when she was carrying Archie in her arms. Archie is the royal couple’s first born.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote, describing how she felt a sharp cramp after picking up Archie from his crib, and dropped to the floor with him in her arms, humming a lullaby to keep them both calm.
Meghan further spoke about how she and her husband were both in tears as she lay in a hospital bed hours later.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote.
“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 intimate details shared are in direct contrast as to how the royal family deals with matters.
In her decades long rule, Queen Elizabeth never had once shared any details of her personal life.
Meghan wrote that 2020 had brought many people to breaking points, and called on people to put aside political differences and other divisions and show some care for each other.
“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 wrote.
“As much as we may disagree, as physically distanced as we may be, the truth is that we are more connected than ever because of all we have individually and collectively endured this year.”
Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in May 2018 in a shinning ceremony televised globally, but the period after their wedding was tumultuous. The couple had a falling out publicly with some British media and opened up about their struggles.
The couple then took a step back from royal duties and moved to the United States earlier this year to try and forge a new role for themselves outside the constraints of life in Britain’s strictly codified royal bubble.