Earlier today, the Duchess revealed how she suffered a miscarriage in July this year in an article. Meghan wrote she wanted to speak out about the taboo subject to break a “cycle of solitary mourning”. Now sources close to the Duchess have spoken about how she struggled with the news, and claimed she was in “good health”.
After Meghan published her heartfelt piece about the miscarriage, a source close to the Duchess told she had taken time to come to terms with the incident.
They added the Duchess only recently made the decision to talk about the tragedy publicly.
Meghan is also said to be in “good health”, and wanted to speak out after learning how common miscarriages are for women.
More than one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage in the UK, with around a quarter of million occurring each year.
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The Duchess wrote in the New York Times that she had felt a “sharp cramp” when looking after Archie.
She then said: “After changing his 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.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand.”
Meghan said she wrote the piece to encourage people to ask one another “are you OK?” during the holidays.
She continued: “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realised that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?'”
The Duchess also spoke about the prevalence of miscarriages in women, saying: “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.”
Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House all refused to comment on the article as it was a “deeply personal matter”.
But a royal source told : “There is understandable sadness in the family.”
Royal expert Katie Nicholl also said to the BBC: “The Royal Family were very supportive about it. They were aware of what had happened.
“Harry was in constant touch with them over the summer and they knew what they were going through.
“My understanding is they’ve been supported by the Royal Family on this episode.”
Meghan is not alone in the Royal Family, with Zara Tindall suffering from her second miscarriage in 2016.
Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter spoke out about the tragedy in 2018, and revealed she had announced her pregnancy just a month before losing the child.
She said in an interview with day Times: “I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along.
“I then had another miscarriage really early on.”