Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage over the summer, and has called on people to be more empathetic with one another to combat “the danger of siloed living.”
In a New York Times op-ed titled “The Losses We Share” published early Wednesday, Markle wrote of an ordinary July morning that quickly turned nightmarish for her and husband Prince Harry.
The 39-year-old went on to recall her interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby last year during the couple’s tour of South Africa, when she was asked “Are you okay?” by the journalist and answered candidly that she wasn’t — her heartfelt response, perceived as unorthodox for a member of the Royal Family, grabbing international headlines.
Markle and Prince Harry are now based in Los Angeles after breaking away from the Royal Family in March.
The couple struck a major multi-year Netflix deal in September covering documentaries, feature films, scripted television shows and children’s series.
In her piece, Markle also reflected on the extensive tragedies of 2020, from the hundreds of thousands who have died from COVID-19 to the police deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the political fractures across America, underlined by this month’s presidential election.