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Brave royal ladies who have opened up about their miscarriage

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Meghan Markle has revealed that she suffered a devastating miscarriage in July this year(2020).


Before this unfortunate event, the couple welcomed their son Archie in May 2019.



One out of every five women has endured the tragedy of miscarriage, according to the charity Tommy’s. Once a taboo subject for many, baby loss is now becoming more publicly talked about in the media. It allows the parents to share their grief openly. Meghan Markle has admitted she suffered a calamitous miscarriage earlier in 2020. She wrote an open letter in the New York Times about losing her second baby with her husband Prince Harry.

Meghan penned how she has been tending to their son Archie in his cot, saying: “After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.” She continued: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”

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Miscarriage is tragic and heartbreaking for any couple. It’s such a relief to hear the stories of famous women like Meghan, who bravely speak up about the little talked about subject. Meghan isn’t the first royal to have opened up about miscarriage and baby loss. Here we pay tribute to all the courageous royal ladies who have publically revealed their heartache…

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  • Countess of Wessex, Sophie

The Countess of Wessex lost her first baby in December 2001 when she was airlifted to hospital after suffering a potentially life-threatening ectopic pregnancy.

  • Zara Tindall

Princess Anne’s daughter Zara was the second royal to have suffered a miscarriage in the 21st century. But she was the first royal to publically talk about experiencing a miscarriage. She talked out about suffering a second miscarriage before giving birth to her second daughter Lena. The Queen’s granddaughter announced the devastating news in an interview with the Sunday Times, indicating that she didn’t want to share her calamity with the public until then because it was “too raw.”

Zara, who has two daughters Mia and Lena, announced in 2016 that she had suffered her first miscarriage. “For me, the worst bit was that we had to tell everyone – everyone knew,” she said. “I had to go through having the baby because it was so far along. I then had another miscarriage really early on.”

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If you’re looking for any help from Tommy’s midwives, call their pregnancy line on 0800 014 7800 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm), or email midwife@tommys.org.

If you have been affected by this story, The Miscarriage Association is a foundation that offers assistance to people who have lost a baby. They have a helpline (01924 200 799, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm) and an email address (info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk), and can put you in touch with a support volunteer.

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