Meghan and Harry latest – Duchess had miscarriage support from Prince William and Charles in dark days after tragedy

The Duchess of Sussex revealed her miscarriage heartache yesterday, saying she held on to firstborn Archie knowing she was losing her second child.

She called July’s tragedy “an almost unbearable grief”.

In an article for the New York Times, Meghan, 39, said she felt a painful stomach cramp and dropped to the floor with one hand still holding Archie, now 18 months.

Meghan added: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”

It is understood Harry was supported by brother William and father Prince Charles in the dark days that followed.

Follow our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest news and gossip on the Royal Family.

  • Jon Rogers

    CHARITY BOSSES PRAISE MEGHAN FOR SPEAKING OUT

    Charity bosses have praised the Duchess of Sussex after she told how she has suffered a miscarriage.

    They said she has helped break the taboo surrounding the subject and for “taking us forward in leaps and bounds”.

    Michelle Kennedy, who founded a virtual platform called Peanut for women to connect over issues related to motherhood and stillbirth, said the duchess had contacted her personally to thank her for creating the group.

    She said: “She's breaking taboos, she's using her voice to normalise the feelings that every day women are experiencing.

    “It was amazing that she used her platform to reach back out to us, and she continues to be inspiring not only to us, but the millions of women who are using Peanut who want to feel that their emotions don't make them weird or unusual – they're totally normal and totally legitimate.”

  • Jon Rogers

    WILLIAM AND CHARLES LEND SUPPORT TO MEGHAN AND HARRY

    Prince Charles and his son Prince William both are said to have given their support to Meghan and Harry after the Duchess suffered a miscarriage.

    The Queen, 94, and Royal Family were said to be united in their grief for Harry and Meghan.

    A palace insider said: “There is, of course, much understandable sadness in the family.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    ZARA TINDALL'S MISCARRIAGE HEARTBREAK

    Meghan shared the heartbreaking news that she and Prince Harry suffered a miscarriage with their second child.

    The Duchess of Sussex shared the tragic news in an article for the New York Times titled “The Losses We Share” – and there is one member of the royal family who is all too aware of that loss.

    Zara Tindall was the first member of the royal family to speak openly about miscarriage when she lost two babies following the birth of her eldest daughter Mia, six.

    The Queen’s granddaughter, who is married to rugby captain Mike Tindall, revealed in 2016 that her second pregnancy had ended in a miscarriage.

    And two years later the mum-of-two opened up about the loss in an interview with the Sunday Times, revealing she had suffered a second miscarriage before the birth of her youngest, Lena, two.

    She said at the time: “I think you need to go through a period where you don’t talk about it because it’s too raw.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    SOURCE CLOSE TO THE QUEEN SAYS THERE IS AN 'UNDERSTANDABLE SADNESS' IN THE FAMILY FOLLOWING MEGHAN'S MISCARRIAGE

    The couple informed the Queen and members of the Royal Family after the miscarriage in July.

    A source close to the Queen said: “There is understandable sadness in the family.”

    Meghan, who did not say how far she was into pregnancy, wrote: “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.

    “In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, ten to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.”

    Meghan also wrote that “loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020” and urged others to ask loved ones that question over the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY HAND FROGMORE COTTAGE TO EUGENIE

    Harry and Meghan have handed the keys to Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie.

    The Sussexes' prized possessions were hauled out of Frogmore Cottage in the dead of night to make way for their new tenant.

    Pregnant Eugenie, 30, and hubby Jack Brooksbank moved into the refurbished five-bed home in Windsor two weeks ago.

    The secretive switch saw treasured items and furniture packed off to the Sussexes’ home in California.

    Grade II-listed Frogmore technically remains the Sussexes’ UK residence but it is unlikely they will live there as a family again.

  • Becky Pemberton

    THE 'BALMORAL TEST' IS THE ULTIMATE ROYAL TRIAL TAKEN BY DIANA AND KATE MIDDLETON

    Season four of The Crown dedicates an episode to “The Balmoral Test” – in honour of the unspoken code of conduct that all guests go through at the Scottish retreat. 

    In the episode, the suburban Margaret Thatcher and husband Denis secure an invite to Balmoral, as is tradition for PMs, but she fails miserably at the “test”. 

    Meanwhile, a young Diana arrives just as Maggie ends her less-than-impressive stay, but passes with flying colours. 

    So what do visitors need to do to survive the test?

    Guests are apparently expected to join in with outdoor sports (mainly field sports), and have to change their outfit up to five times a day. 

    They also need to throw themselves into the party games, eating and drinking with enthusiasm – all without making any slip-up comments to Her Majesty.

    In The Crown, Margaret falls at the first hurdle by forgetting any outdoor shoes, and subsequently nipping off to work for most of the trip. 

    In contrast, Diana was such a success that it put pressure on Charles to propose. 

  • Becky Pemberton

    INSIDE THE QUEEN'S LIFE-SIZED GARDEN PLAYHOUSE LOVED BY GEORGE AND CHARLOTTE

    Every child dreams of having their own life-sized wendy house to play in, but luckily for the royal kids they have one in their very own garden.

    The Queen, 94, was gifted the playhouse when she was just six-years old and living at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, and now her great-grandchildren Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, play in it.

    The huge playhouse is complete with running water, electricity, a fully-functioning kitchen and bathroom, and a living room and bedroom and The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and her sister Princess Margaret spent much of their childhood playing in it.

    More than eighty years on, the playhouse is still in the gardens the Royal Lodge, where the Duke of York now lives, with Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Beatrice admitting the Queen still “still comes back to visit”.

  • Becky Pemberton

    KATE MIDDLETON'S FAVOURITE MONICA VINADER EARRINGS ARE REDUCED 25 PER CENT THIS BLACK FRIDAY

    Kate's gorgeous Siren Wire earrings are reduced in the Moncia Vinader Black Friday sale; which has already kicked off.

    The Monica Vinader sale has kicked off early, and we can't wait to snap up some deals.

    Shoppers will be able to get 25 per cent off everything until after the Cyber Weekend, so there's still plenty of time to shop – as long as stock lasts.

    A Green Onyx stone, set in 18ct Gold vermeil, they are also available in Moonstone; but it's the Green Onyx we're lusting after today.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN 'CHECKED UP ON' FORMER BFF JESSICA MULRONEY AFTER SHE WAS LEFT 'SUICIDAL' DURING RACISM ROW

    Meghan Markle’s former best friend Jessica Mulroney said the duchess “checked up” on her daily after she was left “suicidal” during her racism row. 

    Earlier this year, mum-of-three Jessica was accused of abusing her “wealth and privilege” by influencer Sasha Exeter to attempt to shut her up in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The high profile spat, in which the mum-of-three appeared to threaten Sasha with legal action in a private message after publicly apologising, also reportedly left the Duchess of Sussex “mortified.”

    Despite rumours that Meghan and Jessica’s friendship is “not what it once was”, Jessica said that she is “constantly” in touch with Meghan, saying the royal often “checks up” on her.

    Posting a statement on her Instagram stories, she wrote: “I'm going to tell this once and for all. Meghan and I are family.

    “She is the kindest friend and has checked up on me every day.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    LORRAINE KELLY SAYS MEGHAN'S MISCARRIAGE WAS 'EXACTLY' WHAT HAPPENED TO HER

    Lorraine Kelly said Meghan Markle's miscarriage sounds exactly the same as her own experience as she sent her and Prince Harry her sympathies.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, bravely detailed her loss in July in a New York Times op-ed.

    Meghan wrote how she and Harry had experienced “unbearable grief” and recalled the tragic moment she knew she had lost her baby.

    The heartbreaking essay was published just minutes before Lorraine took to the air this morning.

    Discussing the news with Dr Hilary, she said: “It was almost exactly the same, having to go to hospital and the way she talked about it. 

    “What really helped me was being able to talk to you obviously and also other people, but also Rosie.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN 'TOOK TIME TO PRIVATELY PROCESS' MISCARRIAGE BEFORE PUBLIC REVELATION

    Meghan took time to privately process her tragic miscarriage before her brave public revelation, a source has claimed.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, revealed the “unbearable grief” she and husband Prince Harry had gone through after the miscarriage in July.

    In an emotional op-ed for the New York Times, the duchess recalled how it had been a normal morning looking after their then 14-month-old son Archie when she felt the “sharp cramp”.

    In the moving piece, she wrote: “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. Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand.

    The source said the couple had taken time to process what happened and made the decision to talk about it publicly after realising how common miscarriages are.

  • Catriona Graffius

    EMMA CORRIN SHARES EXPERIENCE OF PORTRAYING PRINCESS DIANA

    Emma Corrin has shared her experience of portraying Princess Diana in Series 5 of The Crown.

    The young actress, who has been applauded for her performance, said the casting process took six to eight months and were “the most stressful months of my life”.

    The actress also described on The Crown's official Twitter page the moment she stepped out in a replica of Diana's wedding dress for filming.

    “Everyone felt like there was a presence in the room,” the actress said.

    Olivia Colman, who plays the Queen in the series, has praised Corrin's performance, describing it as “spooky” and like “the real thing”.

  • Catriona Graffius

    DIANA'S BROTHER EARL SPENCER OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO MEGHAN AND HARRY AFTER TRAGIC LOSS

    The Earl of Spencer has offered his condolences to his nephew Harry and to Meghan Markle after the Duchess revealed her heartbreaking experience of miscarriage this morning.

    Charles Spencer – who is the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales – said: “I can't imagine the agony for any couple of losing a child in this way. It's so very, very sad.”

    The Earl appeared on ITV's Lorraine just hours after Meghan's deeply personal article was published.

  • Catriona Graffius

    MICHELLE KEEGAN WOULD 'LOVE TO PLAY' KATE MIDDLETON

    Actress Michelle Keegan is channeling Kate Middleton, taking inspiration from her diet and exercise regime.

    But it looks like the actress has got her sights set on even greater things – and would love one day love to play a Royal.

    Michelle, 33, told The Sun on Sunday that she's got her heart set on playing the Duchess of Cambridge.

    She said: “I'd love to play Kate. I'm getting there with my accents, I do like doing them.”

    What's more, Michelle said Kate, 38, is “just a normal girl at heart” which would make her a perfect fit for the part.

  • Catriona Graffius

    KATE AND WILLIAM MADE “SECRET PACT” TO MARRY AFTER SEVERAL BREAK-UPS, BIOGRAPHER CLAIMS

    Kate Middleton and Prince William made a “secret pact” to marry each other after the couple went through several break-ups, a Royal biographer has claimed.

    Royal expert Katie Nicholl claims in her new book that the pair broke up and reconciled several times during the early years of their relationship.

    But the pair finally made a marriage-pact while on holiday together.

    Ms Nicholl wrote: “There on the paradise island, William promised Kate that he was in the relationship for the long term.

    “For the very first time, they talked seriously about marriage, and with the ocean before them and beneath the night sky, they made a pact to marry.”

  • Catriona Graffius

    WOMEN'S CHARITIES PRAISE MEGHAN FOR SHARING HER DEEPLY PERSONAL STORY

    Charities who support parents who have suffered a miscarriage have come out in support of Meghan Markle after the Duchess shared the pain of losing her second child.

    Petal's charity – which offers baby loss counselling – and Tommys – which funds research into miscarriage – both praised Meghan Markle on social media for raising awareness.

    Petal's charity tweeted: “Powerful and important words from the Duchess of Sussex today.Please know that support is available for you after pregnancy and baby loss. Talking openly is such an important part of the healing process.”

    While Tommy's charity echoed their support, saying: “Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex has written a piece for the New York Times, breakingthesilence on miscarriage and the importance of including dads and partners in the healing process.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HEARTBREAKING LOSS

    Meghan Markle today shared the heartbreaking news that she and Prince Harry suffered a miscarriage with their second child.

    The Duchess of Sussex shared the tragic news in an article for the New York Times titled “The Losses We Share” – and there is one member of the royal family who is all too aware of that loss.

    Zara Tindall was the first member of the royal family to speak openly about miscarriage when she lost two babies following the birth of her eldest daughter Mia, six.

    The Queen’s granddaughter, who is married to rugby captain Mike Tindall, revealed in 2016 that her second pregnancy had ended in a miscarriage.

    And two years later the mum-of-two opened up about the loss in an interview with the Sunday Times, revealing she had suffered a second miscarriage before the birth of her youngest, Lena, two.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    Since the piece was published, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex confirmed Meghan is currently in “good health”.

    The source said the couple had taken time to process what happened and made the decision to talk about it publicly after realising how common miscarriages are.

    In October, the couple cooed over their son Archie – saying the toddler kept them “on their toes” during the lockdown.

    And Meghan touched on the decision to speak publicly about the tragedy in the personal essay, saying miscarriage was still a taboo subject which led to a “cycle of solitary mourning”.

    The former actress said she wanted to encourage people to ask “are you OK?” this holiday season.

    In the touching essay, she added: “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, 'Are you OK?'”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MEG'S SECRET AGONY

    Meghan Markle took time to privately process her tragic miscarriage before her brave public revelation, a source has claimed.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, today revealed the “unbearable grief” she and husband Prince Harry had gone through after the miscarriage in July.

    In an emotional op-ed for the New York Times, the duchess recalled how it had been a normal morning looking after their then 14-month-old son Archie when she felt the “sharp cramp”.

    In the moving piece, she wrote: “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. 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.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    At the time, Baby2Baby praised the couple, saying: “Thank you for putting smiles on the faces of the children and families we serve and helping us provide the supplies, basic hygiene, and clothing every child deserves.”

    The couple's charity work in August is all the more touching given the devastating miscarriage Meghan today revealed she had suffered just weeks earlier.

    The mum-of-one penned a deeply personal essay for the New York Times, saying she and Harry had gone through “unbearable grief” after the miscarriage.

    Recalling the devastating morning in July, the duchess said she had been looking after her son Archie, who would have been about 14-months-old at the time, when she felt a “sharp cramp”.

  • Catriona Graffius

    SUSSEXES HANDED OUT CLOTHES TO FAMILIES IN NEED WEEKS AFTER MISCARRIAGE PAIN

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry handed out clothes to needy families just weeks after their miscarriage agony.

    The couple distributed supplies, clothes and diapers at a drive-through run by Los Angeles charity Baby2Baby in August, with the 39-year-old mum today revealing she had endured the heartbreak of a miscarriage in July.

    The event saw families in need given basic necessities thanks to the charity.

    And despite their heartbreak behind the scenes, Meghan and Harry threw themselves into the charity work.

    Sweet photographs showed the duchess helping one little boy with his backpack while Harry cheerfully gave families the thumbs up sign.

  • Catriona Graffius

    TROLLS HURLED VILE ABUSE AT CAMILLA AFTER FALSE CROWN PORTRAYAL

    Thousands of trolls hurled vile abuse at the Duchess of Cornwall online after the false portrayal of her on TV’s The Crown.

    The Netflix series showed Camilla and Prince Charles having an affair throughout his marriage to Princess Diana.

    In reality, the pair had little contact for five years after Charles and Di’s 1981 wedding.

    A photo of Camilla posted on the Royal Family’s Instagram on Friday got more than 4,000 comments — mostly from vicious Diana fans.

    One Diana fan wrote that Camilla was a “horrible woman profiting off the heartbreak of another woman”.

  • Catriona Graffius

    PARENTS SHARE MOVING STORIES OF THEIR OWN MISCARRIAGES AFTER MEGHAN REVEALS “UNBEARABLE GRIEF”

    Parents across Britain have shared their own heartbreaking stories of miscarriages after the Duchess of Sussex opened up about the loss of her second child.

    People took to social media to reveal their own pain after suffering miscarriages after Meghan said the taboo around the subject continued the cycle of grief.

    One parent movingly wrote: 'I'm crying with you Meghan and Harry.”

    The hashtag areyouok is trending on Twitter after the Meghan said we must all commit to asking each other if we are “ok” to make the first step towards healing.

  • Catriona Graffius

    KATE MIDDLETON SAY IT HAS “NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT FAMILY”

    Kate Middleton says it has "never been more important to talk about family" as she thanked people for taking part in her childhood survey.

    In a video post shared by Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, spoke about her landmark Five Big Questions on the Under Fives initiative, which she launched earlier this year.

    In January, it was announced Kate was launching a major survey on early childhood, which she hopes will trigger “lasting change for generations to come”.

    The Duchess thanked everyone who had taken part, saying: “Earlier this year we asked you 5 Big Questions about raising our under-fives. 

    “More than half a million of you answered that call, so we’ve taken your input and combined it with even more public research to produce the UK’s biggest ever study on the early years.”

  • Catriona Graffius

    COUPLE PLEAD QUEEN NOT TO EVICT THEM FROM ROYAL HOME AFTER CHARGING ELECTRIC CAR

    A couple have made a public plea to the Queen not to evict them from their Hampton Court home after the pair used a communal plug to charge their electric car in lockdown.

    Christopher Brown, 33, and Daisy Bow du Toit, 31, have said they were given notice to leave their Royal Mews' flat soon after the charging incident in September.

    Mr Brown promised to pay the £32 bill for charging the car and Ms Bow Du Toit took to Twitter asking the public to help raise awareness of the incident with the Queen.

    She wrote: “Can Twitter help us get a message to our landlady, the Queen, who has evicted us for charging our electric car at home on site during lockdown. Please can she not evict us…during a pandemic and please give us six months or a second chance.”

    Although the Queen has no involvement in managing properties, the flat is a privately rented property on a Royal estate.

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