After Meghan Markle penned an article for the New York Times, revealing that she'd suffered a miscarriage back in July, there has been outpouring of support for the couple — and Meghan's brave decision to talk about her painful experience.
'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?",' she wrote in the personal essay titled The Losses We Share.
However, at the time, no-one knew, and so Prince Harry was supported through the tragedy by brother Prince William and father Prince Charles, claims a report.
The couple informed the Queen and members of the Royal Family after the miscarriage in July, The Sun explains, and it is understood that both senior royals were there to lend support in the period of time afterwards.
A source close to the Queen reportedly said: 'There is understandable sadness in the family.'
Prince Harry’s uncle, Earl Spencer, appeared on ITV's Lorraine on Wednesday, hours after the news was revealed and said: 'I can’t imagine the agony for any couple of losing a child in this way.'
After the article was published, Meghan has received countless amounts of praise for using her platform to open up about a subject that so many people experience and, yet, don't really talk about.
Midwife Sophie King, from miscarriage research charity Tommy’s, called Meghan’s piece a ‘powerful message’, adding: 'One in four pregnancies ends in loss but it’s a real taboo, so mothers like Meghan sharing their stories is a vital step in breaking down that stigma.'
And Clea Harmer, of stillbirth charity Sands, added: 'It helps enormously when someone in the public eye speaks out as it lets everyone affected know they are not alone.'
It's lovely to hear about the royal family coming together to support their loved ones — we're sure it was a source of strength for Harry and Meghan during a difficult time.
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