Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex tells of miscarriage 'pain and grief'

Brenda Watkins
November 25, 2020

Writing in the New York Times, the Duchess of Sussex has told how she lost the baby while holding baby Archie.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second", Meghan wrote.

The Duchess gave birth to her first child on May 6, 2019 when the couple still lived in United Kingdom, giving birth at London's Portland Hospital.

"Loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020, in moments both fraught and debilitating", she wrote. "I tried to imagine how we'd heal", she wrote.

Talking about the grief of the loss of a child, she added, "Losing a child means carrying an nearly unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few".

Then, as she changed 14-month-old Archie's nappy, the Duchess says: "I felt a sharp cramp".

Meghan Markle Reveals She Miscarried Her Second Child

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England.

"Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I'm OK". She concluded the piece by saying that she and Harry will be okay. "She wrote that so many people have suffered a very similar thing", he said.

Clea Harmer, chief executive of stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands, said the Duchess had summed up the pain of pregnancy and baby loss perfectly, adding: "The sad reality is that stigma surrounding pregnancy loss and baby death leaves many parents feeling isolated, so it helps enormously when someone in the public eye speaks out as it lets everyone affected know they are not alone".

They have been trying to create a new role for themselves outside the constraints of life in Britain's royal bubble. "As long as it's done in a sensible way, there are plenty of issues the U.S. could work on with China that will suit both of their interests."Blinken would be likely to bring Washington back to its post-war worldwide strategy of advancing American interests by maintaining a world order that is favourable to the USA - which would mean a more predictable China policy than under Trump, he said.Lu Xiang, a USA affairs specialist with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said Blinken as secretary of state would be a positive move for Beijing."With his experience, Biden is likely to make some important decisions on foreign policy", Lu said".

"Are we OK? We will be", she said, ending her article on a hopeful note.

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