The Duchess of Sussex revealed that she had a miscarriage in July and wrote that she is in almost unbearable pain.
In an article for the New York Times, Meghan said: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
She then described how she saw her husband’s heartbreak as he tried to hold up the broken pieces of hers.
“Loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020,” Meghan also wrote.
The 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex shared her experience in an attempt to urge people to commit to asking others if they are okay during the Thanksgiving holiday in America.
Also, a source close to the woman confirmed that she is in good health and that the couple wanted to talk about what happened in July, considering how common miscarriage can be.
“It’s a deeply personal matter we would not comment on,” said a Buckingham Palace spokesman.
After stepping back as senior royals beginning this year, Meghan and Prince Harry moved to California to live away from the center of media attention.
Archie is their first child. He was born on May 6, 2019.
The Duchess began the article by describing a sharp cramp she felt while caring for her son.
She wrote: “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.
“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,” she added.
Before marrying Prince Harry, Meghan said she wanted women’s voices and female experiences to be heard more clearly.
Now, in a year full of turbulence and crisis, she wrote about her loss and anguish, calling for tolerance and compassion.
She has also made her pain a way of bringing miscarriage closer to everyday conversation, as it is something that many women have experienced.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she said.
“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them would have suffered from miscarriage,” the Duchess added.