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Meghan Markle reveals she has suffered a miscarriage

Meghan Markle today revealed she suffered a miscarriage over the summer in an article she wrote for a US newspaper.

The Duchess of Sussex has said she lost her second child after feeling a 'sharp cramp' while changing her son Archie's nappy in July.

Writing in the New York Times today Ms Markle described falling ill at home in Los Angeles and being in hospital watching her husband Harry's 'heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine' while they grieved for their baby. 

Describing the tragic moment she realised 'something was not right', she said: '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'.

In the piece called 'losses we share', she said: 'I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second'.  

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke recently about how they feel 'fortunate' to have watched son Archie's 'first steps, first run and first fall' during Covid-19 crisis - but have now revealed their own heartbreak at losing a baby

Meghan said she suffered the miscarriage while changing Archie's nappy in July (pictured together in October 2019)

Harry and Meghan were last seen together marking Remembrance Sunday where they laid a wreath at the Los Angeles National Cemetery

Meghan wrote that it had happened on a July morning that 'began as ordinarily as any other day'.

The Duchess of Sussex said she had woken up, fed the dogs, tidied up Archie's clothes and crayons before 'throwing my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib'.

She then felt a pain in her stomach as she changed Archie' nappy and then dropped to the floor holding him as she lost her unborn baby.

Ms Markle wrote: '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'.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pictured in South Africa on one of her final royal visits at a charity supporting mothers

Harry and Meghan are spotted enjoying a double date with friends Katherine McPhee and David Foster in Santa Barbara last month

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