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Meghan and Harry latest – Duchess had miscarriage while clutching Archie to her chest and falling to floor in agony

'I WAS LOSING MY BABY'

MEGHAN Markle has revealed she had a miscarriage in July.

Writing a deeply personal essay for the New York Times, the Duchess spoke of her "unbearable grief" at having lost a child.

She described the moment she "dropped to the floor in agony" as her miscarriage began.

"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 wrote.

"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," she added in a painfully honest account of the couple's trauma.

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  • 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. 

    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. 

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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?'”

  • 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.”

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • FROM'S GEORGE'S IKEA FURNITURE TO MEGHAN'S CANDLES – HERE ARE THE SURPRISE BUYS THE ROYALS LOVE

    They may live in palaces, dine on royal banquets and enjoy star-studded balls, but behind closed doors, the royal family may be more down-to-earth than you think. 

    The likes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have given royal fans a sneak peek inside their stunning homes, and revealed they love Ikea and Dunelm just as much as the rest of us.

    From George and Charlotte's Ikea furniture, to the Queen's £30 heater and Meghan's love for Dyptique candles, here are the every day buys the Royal Family just can't get enough of.

  • REMOVAL VAN SEEN HEADING TO FROGMORE COTTAGE AS SUSSEXES HAND KEYS TO PRINCESS EUGENIE

    A removal van has been spotted at Windsor Castle today after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle handed over their Frogmore Cottage keys.

    Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have taken over the Sussexes' pad after a deal was struck between the foursome.

    Today a large blue lorry from Abels Moving Services was parked up outside gates at Windsor Castle.

    It was then seen driving around the estate towards Frogmore Cottage.

    The Sun revealed the surprise move of Princess Eugenie and her husband last week when removal vans were spotted.

  • DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TELLS SUN READERS "TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP" STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

    The Duchess of Cornwall today told Sun readers “together we can and we must eliminate violence against women”.

    Writing in The Sun newspaper on the International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Duchess of Cornwall hoped we would all help those we know who “might be living in the dark world of abuse and coercion”.

    One in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime, often carried out by people they know.

    The Duchess of Cornwall said: “Today gives us all the opportunity to remember those who have suffered and those who, tragically, have died as a result of these heinous crimes.”

    If you are affected by domestic violence, go to weomensaid.org.uk for help and advice.

  • REAL STORY BEHIND PRINCESS ANNE'S AFFAIR WITH COP

    The Sun has revealed the true story Princess Anne’s affair with a cop who said “she fancied me from the start”.

    Peter Cross, a former royal protection officer turned insurance salesman, had claimed to have had an affair with the then-married Princess Anne.

    The affair is alluded to in the latest hit series of The Crown – which has drawn criticism for its accuracy.

    But it was The Sun who first broke the world exclusive story of the Princess' romance 40 years ago.

    The Sun’s late legendary royal reporter Harry Arnold previously said: “I couldn’t use the word ‘affair’, so I invented the phrase that he became ‘over-familiar’ with Princess Anne.”

  • ROYAL FAMILY “KICKING THEMSELVES” FOR NOT FACT-CHECKING THE CROWN

    The Royal Family may be regretting not working closely with Netflix to make sure The Crown as authentic as possible.

    A leading royal expert believed the monarchs must be "kicking themselves" for not fact-checking one of the most popular dramas on streaming giant, Netflix.

    ABC Royal contributor and author of Finding Freedom Omid Scobie said: “Those working on the show did reach out the palace to see if there was an opportunity for fact-checking, but the answer was a firm no.

    “But, now we've reached these key years, I wonder if any royals are kicking themselves for not taking advantage of that opportunity, because this narrative is being shaped for many around the world.”

    The Crown's Series 5 has faced backlash from some royal experts for inaccurately portraying “painful” events, including the breakdown of Diana and Charles, The Prince of Wales' marriage.

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