Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July this year.
In a piece for the New York Times on Wednesday, she wrote of the deep grief and loss she endured with her husband Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex, who married the British prince in 2018, had the couple’s first child, Archie, the following year.
In the piece, she wrote that she had just changed her son’s diaper when she felt a sharp cramp and fell to the ground. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Markle wrote.
Writing of the “unbearable grief” of miscarrying a child, Markle said it was a conversation that remained “taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”
Her highly personal piece comes as she and her husband wage an increasingly public war with some media outlets over their right to privacy.