09:57 Wednesday, 25 November 2020
She’s spoken openly of the grief that’s ‘experienced by many but talked about by few’.
Meghan Markle has revealed that she had a miscarriage, which happened in last July.
In an opinion article via the New York Times, she described “carrying an almost unbearable grief” and says it’s a loss experienced by many but talked about by few.
Meghan, 39, wrote that one morning she felt a “sharp cramp” and hours later, from a hospital bed, watched “my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine”.
She has shared her experience to urge people to “commit to asking others, ‘are you OK?'” over the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” she said.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.
“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.
“Some have bravely shared their stories; they have opened the door, knowing that when one person speaks truth, it gives license for all of us to do the same.”
The actress and Britain’s Prince Harry have one child and have been married since 2018.