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Outpouring of support for Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex after miscarrying second baby with Prince Harry

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed in an opinion article published in the New York Times that she had a miscarriage, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.

The wife of Prince Harry and former actress wrote about the experience in the article published on Wednesday, saying that it took place one July morning when she was caring for Archie, the couple’s son.

“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote in an article called “The Losses We Share.”

“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.”

Wave of support

The intimate details shared in the article are strikingly at odds with the usual policy of senior members of the British royal family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal lives.

Harry’s grandmother, the Queen, has never discussed her private life in any media interview in her 68-year reign.

But Meghan’s candid honesty has prompted a huge wave of support from readers, many of whom have gone through the same experience.

“This is a beautiful piece on the importance of asking just one simple question – are you OK?,” one person wrote after the piece was published to the New York Times Twitter account.

“Kudos to Meghan for talking about an incredibly stigmatised subject. We need to discuss it more – it’s heartbreaking for families,” another wrote.

Meghan Markle has written about miscarrying her second child with Prince Harry. Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty

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