Meghan Markle reveals she suffered a miscarriage after first son Archie

Carla Harmon
November 25, 2020

After what she describes as an ordinary day, Meghan, 39, says she had just changed baby Archie's nappy when she felt a "sharp cramp" and dropped to her knees. 'Are you OK?' a journalist asked me.

Sophie King, a midwife at the charity Tommy's, said the Duchess's deeply personal account of her own experience, published today in the New York Times, sent a "powerful message" to others who have gone through a similar trauma.

Markle said that it was the question, rather than her answer, which she found most freeing.

Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer offered his sympathy to his nephew Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, following the news that the Duchess had suffered a miscarriage in the summer.


The Duchess of Sussex, 38, detailed her loss in an opinion piece for the New York Times titled "The Losses We Share".

The Duchess has written about her experience of miscarriage in a bid to help other women open up about what continues to be a subject that few feel able to talk about.

Ms Markle wrote: "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".

Revealing the deep pain she and Prince Harry felt several years ago, but giving no further specifics as to time or place, Markle explained how simply talking about grief is the first step in coming to terms with it.


A factor that still remains one of the biggest reasons behind Diana urging Harry to leave the crown was her nickname for him.

The former Suits actress went on to stress the importance of simply asking someone if they are OK, referencing the incredibly stirring moment when journalist Tom Bradby asked her how she was coping in the throes of new motherhood while trying to balance her role in the public eye during her and Harry's tour of South Africa in 2019. "We are at odds over the value of compromise", she wrote.

"That polarisation, coupled with the social isolation required to fight this pandemic, has left us feeling more alone than ever".

"Are we OK? We will be", she said, ending her article on a hopeful note. While The Sun newspaper was forced to issue an apology over a story in which they claimed she had appeared on Pornhub.


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