The Duchess of Sussex has told she suffered a miscarriage this summer.
Meghan Markle talks in The New York Times, and remembers that she fell “a strong cramp” in the morning of July while adjusting the nappy of her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.“After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. 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,” the Duchess writes.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
She was taken to hospital by Harry, where they both found out the terrible news. “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 also recalled an interview which was the subject of an ITV documentary where she spoke about suffering from mental health.
“I recalled a moment last year when Harry and I were finishing up a long tour in South Africa. I was exhausted. I was breastfeeding our infant son, and I was trying to keep a brave face in the very public eye.
“Are you OK?” a journalist asked me. I answered him honestly, not knowing that what I said would resonate with so many — new moms and older ones, and anyone who had, in their own way, been silently suffering. My off-the-cuff reply seemed to give people permission to speak their truth. But it wasn’t responding honestly that helped me most, it was the question itself.
“Thank you for asking,” I said. “Not many people have asked if I’m OK.”
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