Meghan Markle confirms she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year

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Meghan Markle has confirmed that she suffered a miscarriage in July of this year. 

The Duchess of Sussex had been pregnant with her and Prince Harry's second child, but lost the pregnancy in the summer.

Now, Meghan has opened up about the miscarriage in an emotional article penned for the New York Times titled The Losses We Share.

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The Duchess recalled falling ill at home in Los Angeles and being in hospital with 'heartbroken' Prince Harry as they grieved for their baby.

Writing about the devastating moment she realised something "wasn't right" with her unborn baby while caring for one-year-old son Archie, Meghan explained, "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.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

Penning a poignant passage about how doting father Prince Harry dealt with the heartbreak, Meg added, "Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal."

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).