Meghan Markle recently shared the devastating news that she had a miscarriage earlier this year in a personal op-ed for the New York Times. In the essay, the Duchess of Sussex describes how she realised she was losing her baby and the way she felt after found out it had happened.
While the tragic news left Meghan and Prince Harry heartbroken if the couple decide to have a child again, their baby would be called a “rainbow baby”.
In 2018 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist Jennifer Kulp-Makarov, told Parents.com that a rainbow baby “is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn, or neonatal death.”
She added: “It is called a rainbow baby because it is like a rainbow after a storm: something beautiful after something scary and dark.
“It is an extremely emotional and devastating experience to lose a pregnancy [or baby].
“To create a life or bring a baby into the world after such a loss is amazing like a miracle for these parents.”
Earlier this week Prince Harry opened up on parenthood and his concerns for Archie’s future.
The Duke of Sussex gave an insight into his life as a father during interview with a newly-launched streaming platform.
Speaking to WaterBear’s CEO Ellen Windemuth and Head of Strategy Sam Sutaria, the Duke spoke candidly of how becoming a father has changed him and made him even more committed to fighting climate change.
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“We can’t steal their future, that’s not the role, that’s not why we are here for them. I’ve always believed that hopefully, we can leave the world in a better place than when we have found it.
“So I think we really need to take a moment to think how do we get what we need and have our desires fulfilled without taking from our children and generations to come.”
Prince Harry has already expressed in the past his worries about his child’s future regarding climate change.
In a letter he written for the 2019 annual report of the African Parks in June, Harry said: “Since becoming a father, I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve, a future that hasn’t been taken from them, and a future full of possibility and opportunity.