The Duchess of Sussex revealed last week that she had a miscarriage in July and was feeling ‘almost unbearable grief’. TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said it wouldn’t have been easy for the Duchess to talk about her loss.
The Duchess gave her account of the miscarriage in an article for the New York Times.
She wrote: “I knew, by hugging my firstborn, that I was losing my second. “
The Duchess added how she had seen ‘Prince Harry’s heart break as he tried to hold back my broken pieces’.
The Duchess explained how ‘loss and pain has tormented each of us in 2020’.
Ms Kelly wrote: ‘It’s sad to think that Meghan and Harry found themselves later in a hospital room holding hands and trying to deal with their unbearable grief.
“It doesn’t matter whether you are a prince or a poor man, wealth and status do not protect you from the suffering that accompanies such a terrible loss.
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Despite the frequency of miscarriages, the Duchess stressed how the subject remains “taboo, riddled with (unjustified) shame and perpetuating a cycle of lonely mourning”.
The Duchess added: “Some have courageously shared their stories; they opened the door, knowing that when one person speaks the truth, it allows us all to do the same. “
Ms Kelly said she finds it “incredibly sad” that couples feel pressured to cry in loneliness.
She added that she “would have deeply hoped that things would have changed since my miscarriage two decades ago”.
She wrote: ‘By speaking openly and in such an accessible manner, Meghan has made it easier for people to talk about their experiences and everyone else to be a lot more understanding about something so sad and misunderstood. “
Ms Kelly added: “It won’t have been easy for Meghan to open up to something so personal, but she knows that every word she says catches the world’s attention and has a huge impact.
“She used her notoriety in a very positive way and I applauded her courage.
“Meghan and Harry’s experience has shown us that you never know what’s going on in other people’s lives, or in their marriages.