Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July this year, writing in the New York Times on Wednesday 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 in the Times, she wrote that she had just changed her son’s diaper when she felt a sharp cramp and fell to the ground.
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“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Markle wrote in the Times piece.
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.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few."
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She claims Associated Newspapers breached her privacy, her data protection rights and copyright by publishing extracts of correspondence with her estranged father, Thomas, before she married Harry.
Harry and Meghan shocked the British establishment when they announced they were retiring from royal life.
Their withdrawal in March came after reports she was deeply unhappy with life inside the royal family and fed up with media intrusion.
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The couple, who live with their young son, in California, signed an exclusive deal with the streaming giant Netflix for an undisclosed fee earlier this year.
They have set up a non-profit organisation to promote education, mental health and well-being.
Report claimed Meghan expecting her second child
Meghan Markle was said to have been expecting her second child with Prince Harry. However, the reports have now been termed baseless. The report had claimed that Meghan would have her baby girl early in 2021.
A tabloid citing a source reported that Meghan is quite far along, but still determined to keep her second pregnancy a ‘secret’ as for as long as she can.
It also asserted that the Duchess of Sussex does not want to start a media frenzy after revealing her second pregnancy and also there is no ‘constant pressure’ on her from the royal family, therefore this time the pregnancy is easier for her.
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The fake news further alleged that Prince Harry is also not looking forward to meeting with the Queen and royal family because he is taking care of Meghan Markle currently, the report further says.
Fans of royal couple also comment online that Meghan is glowing and this is also a proof of her pregnancy, the tabloid further says. However, Gossip Cop investigated the reports and refuted claims adding that the story had no truth to it.
AFP with additional input by GVS News Desk