Meghan Markle’s abortion was confirmed by the Duchess of Sussex herself in a moving confession published in The New York Times.
Prince Harry’s wife shocked the world by announcing that she had lost a baby and detailed what was “excruciating pain” for her.
The Duchess confessed that she suffered the abortion at the beginning of July.
Details of Meghan Markle’s abortion
Meghan said the miscarriage happened on a normal July morning while she was changing her son Archie’s diaper. She and Prince Harry went to the hospital where they both burst into tears.
The Duchess spoke about her “incredible pain” in an emotional opinion piece in the US newspaper.
“After changing her diaper, I felt a strong cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the happy tune in contrast to my feeling that something was wrong. I knew as I hugged my first son that I was losing the second. “
The Duchess of Sussex recalled the pain that she and Prince Harry experienced immediately after the miscarriage.
“Hours later, I was lying on a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the moisture on his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet with our tears. Staring at the cool white walls, my eyes went glassy. I tried to imagine how we would heal ”.
Meghan, who described the loss of a child as “almost unbelievable pain,” said miscarriages are common.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable pain, experienced by many but few speak of. In the grief of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 would have suffered a miscarriage. Yet despite the striking similarity of this grief, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame and perpetuating a cycle of lonely mourning.
Sharing this traumatic experience can be helpful in starting the healing process, said Prince Harry’s wife.