Meghan Markle Opens Up About Her Miscarriage In July

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stepped back from the spotlight since announcing their decision to leave the royal family as senior royals almost a year ago. With this decision, the couple has been able to live life by their own rules, choosing every public declaration and appearance on their own.

Now, Meghan is opening up about her miscarriage this past summer.

There is no denying Meghan and Harry leaving the royal spotlight was the right decision for their family.

With the relentless scrutiny of the duchess by British tabloids, it seems the pair have been able to maintain their privacy for the sake of themselves and their one-year-old son, Archie.

Now, Meghan is opening up about suffering a devastating miscarriage this past July.

In an essay for The New York Times, the 39-year-old revealed the private pain that she and Harry went through.

She began the essay by explaining that the day she lost her baby was a day like any other.

Tragedy struck on a "morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib."

"After changing his [Archie's] diaper, I felt a sharp cramp."

"I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right," she wrote, as per TMZ.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, I was losing my second," Meghan revealed.

"Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears."

She went on to explain why she wanted to share her story: "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few."

"In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage."

"Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning."

Many celebrities expressed their admiration for the duchess on social media.

Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about her own miscarriage in an emotional essay.

So when she saw a Twitter troll questioning Meghan's intentions with the essay, she understandably got upset.

"Is anyone really questioning the pain and sheer awfulness of suffering a miscarriage, or are they perhaps criticising Meghan's decision to write a 1,000 word op-Ed about herself?" the troll wrote about Meghan's piece. "What does it add to the resources already available for those who go through a tragedy like this?"

Chrissy clapped back at the user, saying: "Award for today's absolute piece of [expletive] goes to Marco Giannangeli."

"Congratulations, piece of [expletive]."

Chrissy eventually deleted the response, instead tweeting: "Sorry forgot I'm trying to be nicer lol."

Fans of Meghan also took to social media to defend the duchess after a series of hateful messages began popping up on Twitter.

"The reactions to Meghan Markle and Chrissy Teigen going public about their miscarriages shows why so many people who go through the same suffer in silence. The cruelty of the trolls proves why it’s necessary to destigmatize miscarriages," tweeted one fan.

It's clear a lot of people have a long way to go in understanding and empathizing with this type of immense pain.

There are no words to describe Mehgan's strength, and how commendable it was of her to share this vulnerable story.

We're thinking of both Meghan and Harry during this difficult time.

h/t: The New York Times.

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