In an article titled ‘The Losses We Share’, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has dug really deep into her personal life and everything she has gone through this past year.
Markle penned down the article for ‘The New York Times’, and talked about the miscarriage she had back in July 2020.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second”, she said. The Duchess and Prince Harry had their first child, Archie, on 6th May, 2019.
After stepping down as ‘senior royals’, the couple moved to California and settled into the ‘quiet privacy of their community’.
She added that losing a child is ‘unbearable’ grief, which is experienced by many, but not much talked about.
“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage”, Markle wrote.
She then talked about how discussing this ‘common occurrence’ remains taboo, riddled with shame, and perptuating a cycle of solitary mourning.
“We have learned that when people ask how any of us are doing, and when they really listen to the answer, with an open heart and mind, the load of grief often becomes lighter — for all of us”, Meghan wrote.
She then ended her article on a hopefule note, saying that although we are yet to fully adjust to this new normal, where our faces are concealed by masks, it is forcing us to look into eachother’s eyes.
“We are adjusting to a new normal where faces are concealed by masks, but it’s forcing us to look into one another’s eyes — sometimes filled with warmth, other times with tears. For the first time, in a long time, as human beings, we are really seeing one another”, she said while touching upon COVID-19.
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