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Duchess of Sussex reveals she had a miscarriage in article about loss

Written by on 25/11/2020

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage earlier this year.

In an article for The New York Times, Meghan wrote: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”

She describes how she “felt a sharp cramp” as she picked her son Archie out of his cot.

The royal said she went to hospital with Prince Harry where she watched “her husband’s heart break”.

Meghan wrote: “It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.

“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.

“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.

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“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.”

The article is entitled ‘The Losses We Share’ and the Duchess goes on to talk about the importance of asking people “Are you OK?”

“Are we?” she asks. “This year has brought so many of us to our breaking points. Loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020, in moments both fraught and debilitating.”

 Sky News

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