Meghan Markle, duchess of Sussex, reveals miscarriage
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Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleWilliams sisters' biopic takes Hollywood on a conservative turn Prince Harry: 'Megxit' a misogynistic term Democrats deploy a divisive duchess to lobby on paid leave MOREthe Duchess of Sussex, revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she suffered a miscarriage in July when she was pregnant with her second child. 

Markle said that while she was changing the diaper of her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, she experienced a sharp cramp and dropped to the floor with her son in her arms.

She wrote that she was "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," Markle continued, detailing the intimate aspects of her loss and hardships that she endured within the past year.

She added that her husband, Prince Harry, was by her side to comfort her.

"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," she wrote.

She also said that she tried to offer him as much comfort as possible.

"[W]atching my husband's heart break 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?'" Meghan wrote, referencing an emotional 2019 interview in which a journalist asked her if she was "OK."

"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few," she added.

Markle said back in September that she and Prince Harry were focusing on their family after experiencing criticism from President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE. The family also relocated to California earlier this year.