Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has revealed in an opinion article published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she had a miscarriage.
The wife of Prince Harry wrote about the experience in detail, 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 extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.
In the opinion headlined, “The Losses We Share,” she said she was sharing her story in hope of helping others.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote.
Meghan, 39, an American actress and star of TV legal drama “Suits,” married Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son was born the following year.
Early this year, the couple announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said was the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, California.