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Meghan Markle says she had miscarriage as she shares heartbreaking details of loss

Entertainment - By Mirror | November 25th 2020 at 12:47:53 GMT +0300
Meghan Markle has opened up about her loss (Image: Getty Images)

Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage, losing her second child during the summer.

Writing for the New York Times, The Duchess of Sussex, 39, explains she miscarried in July, saying: "as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

In a piece titled 'The Losses We Share', Meghan describes lying in a hospital bed, holding husband Prince Harry's hand as they both cried.

She said at that moment, she tried to imagine how they would heal.

She wrote of the experience in the New York Times (Image: Twitter/FortuneMagazine)

Her article began: "It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.

"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."

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Meghan describes holding her husband's hand as she lay in a hospital bed (Image: BACKGRID)

The Duchess continued: "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."

Meghan said she watched her husband's heart break.

The Duchess described a moment on the royal tour in South Africa at the end of September 2019 when a journalist asked her "are you OK?"

Meghan and Harry with their son Harry on their tour in South Africa (Image: Getty Images)

She said at the time she responded “thank you for asking, not many people have asked if I’m OK" but did not realise her words would resonate with many.

Meghan says as she lay in hospital, she realised the only way to begin healing was to ask Harry, "are you OK?"

The Duchess went on to speak about the losses many people have endured this year, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She said she grieved while in isolation and lockdown.

Meghan and Harry on their wedding day (Image: PA)

The Duchess gave birth to their first baby, Archie, in May 2019, who weighed 3.2kg (7lbs 3oz).

Speaking hours after the birth, proud dad Harry said his son is "absolutely to die for" and he was "over the moon".

The proud parents thanked everyone for their "support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives".

Meghan and Harry stepped back from royal duties and moved to the US earlier this year.

They have been trying to forge a new role for themselves outside the constraints of life in the royal bubble.

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