Princess Diana's brother offers sympathy to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Lawrence Kim
November 25, 2020

In an article for the New York Times, Meghan wrote losing her child meant "carrying an nearly unbearable grief".

Many Brits learned of the tragedy as Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan covered it as the news first broke.

Markle was then rushed to hospital, where she and Prince Harry received the devastating news that she had miscarried.

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.

"They have done video calls and facetime and we haven't seen a great deal of them out in public. I tried to imagine how we'd heal", she wrote.

"Perhaps much easier than it would have been were they still in the Royal Family".

Mr Ship also praised the Duchess for taking the grief she experienced as an opportunity to discuss the difficulties of women who have suffered miscarriages.

Fellow ITV host Lorraine was visibly emotional as she spoke of her own experience of miscarriage to Dr Hilary Jones on her show.

She explains that it wasn't until the miscarriage that she and Harry learned how common an experience it is - between 10 and 20 per cent of women will suffer pregnancy loss.

"We are adjusting to a new normal where faces are concealed by masks, but it's forcing us to look into one another's eyes - sometimes filled with warmth, other times with tears", she wrote.

Speaking of the grief she felt following the news, Ms Markle implored others to think of the feelings of those around them as the USA nears Thanksgiving.

"Are we OK? We will be", she said, ending her article on a hopeful note. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.

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. She hummed a lullaby to keep herself and the baby calm when she felt something wasn't right.

In a deeply personal essay published by the New York Times on Wednesday, Meghan wrote about her devastating loss: "Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband's heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realised that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, 'Are you OK?'"

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