Meghan reported on her miscarriage in an article. Queen Elizabeth and other family members are said to have been informed.
In an emotional post for the New York Times, Duchess Meghan, 39, revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. She felt a bad cramp and dropped to the floor with her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, 1, in her arms. “When I clutched my first-born child, I knew that I would lose my second,” writes Meghan. In which week of pregnancy Prince Harry’s wife was, it is not clear from the text.
Support from the other royals for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
According to media reports, the British royal family should have known about the miscarriage. Employees were allegedly also informed in advance about the article in the “New York Times”. At the request of the Daily Mail, the palace refused to comment.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told the newspaper that the royal family had been very supportive of Harry and Meghan after the miscarriage. “They knew what had happened. Harry had been in constant touch with them all summer and they knew what they were going through. I believe they were supported by the royal family during this time.”
The private details that Duchess Meghan shared with the public in the article, however, contradict the usual politics of high-ranking members of the royal family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal life. But Meghan had a good reason to open up. Which one, read here.
Zara Tindall and Countess Sophie also suffered a miscarriage
Previously, Zara Tindall, 39, a granddaughter of the Queen, spoke about her miscarriages – as the first member of the royal family. In an interview with the Sunday Times in 2018, she revealed that she had lost two babies after the birth of their eldest daughter Mia, 6, before becoming pregnant with their now two-year-old daughter Lena. Prince Edwards, 56, Countess Sophie von Wessex, 55, also lost a baby in 2001.
Reactions to Meghan’s article
In the meantime, Duchess Meghan is celebrated on social media for her “New York Times” article, “courageous” and “brilliant” is the contribution, it is said. Other users noted that their contribution could help to break the taboo on the subject of miscarriages and ensure that women no longer suffer in silence.
Harry’s uncle Charles Spencer, 56, expressed his condolences to his nephew and Meghan during an appearance on the show “Lorraine”: “I can’t imagine how excruciating it is when a couple loses a child this way. It’s very much , very sad. And of course I fully agree with you, all thoughts are with you today. “
Sources used: “New York Times”, “Daily Mail”