In a poignant op-ed piece published by the New York Times on Wednesday, November 25, Meghan Markle revealed that she miscarried in July 2020.
Painful confidences in which she stresses the importance of speaking out, against the traditions of the British Crown. A traumatic experience. Meghan Markle told an intimate drama in the columns of the New York Times on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The Duchess of Sussex revealed that she miscarried last summer.
A forum in which she expresses all her sorrow and that of Prince Harry for having lost this second baby and where she evokes the need to express herself and to put words to her ills. “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold on to the broken pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you okay?” says Meghan Markle.
Accused by the royal family of openly sharing her feelings during their tour of South Africa in October 2019, Markle persists and signs. She reaffirms the need to communicate and not keep her dramas to herself, addressing a thinly veiled spike to the royal family, to whom she has often blamed her crying lack of support: “We have learned that when people ask how each of us is doing, and when they really listen to the answer, with an open heart and mind, the burden of grief often becomes lighter – for all of us.
By being invited to share our pain, we take the first steps towards healing together,” says the Duchess of Sussex. By advocating the importance of dialogue and listening, Meghan Markle seems to be speaking directly to the Windsor people’s coldness, lack of empathy and aversion to dialogue.
Freeing the Word
“Never explain, never complain” this motto of the queen is clearly not to Meghan Markle’s taste. By signing this tribune, the Duchess of Sussex makes the choice to expose her private life, with the precise purpose of freeing the word. “Some have courageously shared their stories; they have opened the door, knowing that when one person tells the truth, it gives us all the opportunity to do the same,” said Archie’s mother.
How will this new revelation be received by the royal family? Will Elizabeth II choose to reach out to Sussex or, on the contrary, to remind them how damaging the display of privacy can be to the monarchy? One thing is certain: two styles clash.
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