Meghan Markle announced in a submission in The New York Times that she had a miscarriage earlier this year. The wife of the British Prince Harry describes how she suddenly felt a sharp cramp, after which she was hospitalized. “I saw my husbands heart break there.”
“ It was a morning in July that started like every normal day: having breakfast, feeding the dogs.” After changing the diaper of Archie, the first son of the couple, she fell to the floor. “I humming a lullaby to calm us both down, but that was in great contrast to the feeling I had at the time.”
The duchess writes: “I knew, holding my first child, that I was losing my second child.”
By sharing her story, she wants to break the taboo on miscarriages. According to her, there is too little talk about it. As a result, there is often too lonely mourning, she writes.
Are we okay?
The American actress seizes the loss to describe how important it is to ask each other how it is. “Loss and pain have affected many of us this year.” For example, she writes about victims of the coronacrisis and the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, who died of police brutality. “In the hospital bed, I realized that recovery after a loss begins with the question: Are you ok?” According to the Duchess, it is an important question to ask each other.
According to Markle, in 2020, people feel more alone than ever before, as a result of polarization in society combined with the freedom-restrictive corona measures. “We get used to a new normal where faces are covered with face masks, but it also forces us to look each other in the eyes. For the first time in a long time we really see each other.”
In January, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced their ambition for a less prominent position within the British royal family. They now live and work in the United States.