The Duchess of Sussex revealed that she suffered a miscarriage last July. A painful ordeal for Meghan Markle who wants to break the silence around this still taboo subject.
Now settled in Los Angeles, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry seemed to be free from the straitjacket of the royal family and happy as ever. Yet, in the middle of summer, the couple had to recover from an intimate drama. Last July, the Duchess of Sussex miscarried. A painful ordeal that little Archie’s mother revealed this Wednesday, November 25 in a text written for the New York Times, entitled “The Losses We Share”.
In this poignant letter, Harry’s wife recounted the day it happened. “It was a July morning that started as normally as any other day: making breakfast. Feeding the dogs. Taking vitamins,” she began. She continued: “After changing my (son’s) diaper, I felt a strong cramp. I let myself fall to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the joyful melody contrasting sharply with my feeling that something was wrong. I knew as I grabbed my firstborn that I was losing my second.”
A lonely mourning cycle”.
For the first time, Meghan Markle has decided to confide in this event because miscarriage remains a taboo subject that leads to a “lonely mourning cycle”. At the end of her talk, the former actress explained: “In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a play with 100 women, 10 to 20 of them would have suffered a miscarriage.
Yet despite the stunning commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unjustified) shame,” she said. Some courageously shared their stories; they led the way, knowing that when one person tells the truth, it allows us all to do the same,” she added.
While this trauma is still “raw,” Meghan and Harry “are slowly recovering. They decided they wanted to talk about it and now was the right time to do so,” said a source close to the couple in Vanity Fair. “There’s a tone of hope and optimism at the end of the article that I think shows where they are today. They are doing well. The couple first shared the news with their family according to People. “And as Thanksgiving approaches, they decided to talk openly about their loss,” according to one source.
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