Fellow parents, fans, and supporters of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been voicing support for the couple after they revealed they had suffered a miscarriage over the summer.
In a heartbreaking essay for the New York Times, the Duchess of Sussex revealed how she instantly knew that “something was not right” after feeling a sudden “sharp cramp” while tending to little Archie on a July morning.
After being rushed to the hospital, Meghan and Harry were told that their worst fears were true – They had lost their second baby.
As Meghan suggested in her piece for the New York Times, she decided to speak out about the distressing moment because the topic of miscarriage remains a taboo that comes along with “a cycle of solitary mourning” even though so many women suffer from it.
Following the revelation, the couple was flooded with words of support from their fans, fellow parents, and celebrities.
“My heart just goes out to her, it’s just so sad. And how she’s done it is absolutely brilliant,” TV star Lorraine Kelly said as she recalled her own miscarriage in a talk with Dr. Hilary Jones.
Meanwhile, GMB host Susanna Reid applauded the Duchess for speaking out. “The Duchess of Sussex writes painful, personal insight about the truly tragic loss of miscarriage. This will be a solace to anyone who has suffered, particularly if they have found it hard to express the grief,” she wrote in a tweet.
“I was exactly Meghan’s age with one child and a younger husband when I had a miscarriage.. then another … and another,” BBC Historian Tessa Dunlop shared in response to Meghan’s revelation. “Be kind. It’s a very lonely space.”
Recalling his own tragic experience, author Matt Haig explained how he and his wife “felt alone” when they suffered a miscarriage two years ago.
“My wife went through a miscarriage two years ago. We were in Australia and felt alone. It was so traumatic,” he wrote. “To grieve a future that wasn’t there. It also felt difficult to talk about. A strange taboo. It is so healthy and healing when anyone talks about this topic so openly.”
Paying words of support to the couple were also hundreds of fans and supporters who took to social media to pay their respects to the unborn baby.
“Absolutely heartbreaking. As someone who has suffered four miscarriages, I felt every part of this article. My thoughts are with Meghan and Harry,” one person wrote.
“I’m crying with you, for Harry and Meghan, for myself who has lost 3 babies through miscarriage and for every other family or woman that has gone through this unbelievable and unbearable. My prayers for everyone who are able to respect each others pain, even if they don’t share it,” another one added.
Our thoughts are with Harry and Meghan and all others who have been affected by miscarriage.