Several UK charities active in the field of miscarriage research and assistance said their article would help people go through pain and grief
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, announced she had a miscarriage in July, an extraordinarily personal revelation made by a high-profile British king.
The wife of Prince Harry and the former actress wrote extensively about the experience in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the New York Times, saying that it happened one morning while she was taking care of Archie, the couple’s son.
« When I was clutching my firstborn child, I knew I was losing my second, » wrote Meghan, describing how she felt a sharp cramp after taking Archie out of his crib and falling to the floor with him in her arms and hummed a lullaby to keep them both quiet.
Meghan described how she and her husband were both crying as she lay in a hospital bed hours later.
« Losing a child means suffering almost unbearable grief that many experience but few talk about, » she wrote.
« Despite the amazing commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, full of (unjustified) shame, and continues a cycle of lonely grief, » she wrote.
Approximately one in five women can miscarry in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, according to the UK Obstetricians and Gynecologists Association, which says the issue has not been adequately researched and parental care is underserved.
Meghan and Harry have consistently used their profile to highlight mental health issues, and several UK charities active in the field of miscarriage research and assistance said their article would help people go through pain and grief.
« Stories-sharing mothers like Meghan are a critical step in breaking down that stigma and shame, » said Sophie King, a midwife at Tommy who funds research and runs a hotline for parents-to-be and those affected.
« Your honesty and candor today sends a powerful message to anyone who loses a baby: This may feel incredibly lonely, but you are not alone, » said King.
The intimate details in Meghan’s article stand in striking contradiction to the usual politics of high-ranking members of the British royal family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal lives.
Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, has not spoken about her personal life in any media article or interview in her 68-year reign.
However, there is strong global media interest in the younger senior royals, especially when it comes to family matters like child birth.
Harry’s older brother Prince William and his wife Kate appeared in front of television camera crews and photographers outside the London Hospital, where Kate gave birth to their three children shortly after each birth, each time with their newborn.
Despite the media hype, William and Kate have revealed almost nothing material about their personal lives.
The only major disruption to the royal reserve was a 1995 television interview of Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, in which she admitted an affair, talked about her husband’s affair, Prince Charles, and revealed intimate details such as her self-story. damage. This interview is controversial to this day.
A source close to Harry said the prince previously discussed the article with the royal family.
The line in the New York Times article read « Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex » and she was described as a « mother, feminist and lawyer. ». ”
Meghan, the American, wrote that 2020 brought many people to the breaking point and urged people to put political differences and other divisions aside and take care of one another.
« So this Thanksgiving Day as we are planning a vacation that is second to none – many of us are separated from loved ones, alone, sick, scared, shared, and may have trouble finding something, something to be grateful for – Let us make a commitment to ask others, « Are you okay? » she wrote.
Meghan and Harry married in May 2018 in a glittering ceremony that was televised around the world. However, the time after their wedding was turbulent. The couple fell out with some of the UK media outlets and tension arose between Harry and William.
The Sussexes stepped down from their royal duties and moved to the US earlier this year to try to find a new role for themselves outside of the life constraints in Britain’s tightly codified royal bubble.
Among other things, they announced in September that they had signed an exclusive multi-year contract with Netflix Inc to produce a range of content.
Netflix is the streaming platform behind the popular series « The Crown », which fictionalizes the private life of the royal family. The current series examines the troubled marriage of Harry’s parents, Diana and heir to the throne, Prince Charles.
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