Meghan and Harry latest – Duchess shared miscarriage to help support other women who go through it

MEGHAN Markle bravely shared her miscarriage heartache to support other women who faced the same tragedy in silence, an insider claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, last month penned an emotional op-ed that revealed the "unbearable grief" she and husband Prince Harry had gone through after losing their second child.

In the deeply personal essay for the New York Times, the mum revealed she had to be hospitalised four months ago after feeling a "sharp cramp" before losing her unborn baby.

A source told People magazine Meghan had bravely decided to share her experience to break the "cycle of solitary mourning".

The insider told the US outlet: "They kept their miscarriage private for months because it was very painful and not anything that they knew if they would ever want to share.

“They both seemed shocked at how painful it was. 

“Meghan was ready to share now because so many women go through the same thing in silence.”

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  • Becky Pemberton

    THE CROWN STAR HELENA BONHAM CARTER SAYS SHOW SHOULD CARRY A FICTION NOTE

    The actress, who plays Princess Margaret in the drama, said the show has a "moral responsibility" to make sure fans know it's not historical fact.

    Speaking on the series’ official podcast, Ms Bonham Carter said: “I do feel very strongly because I think we have a moral responsibility to say ‘Hang on, guys…this is not drama doc, we’re making a drama.’”

    The star insisted there must be a separation “between our version” and the "real version”. 

    Her remarks come amid growing pressure on The Crown to tell viewers it is a work of fiction after concerns some scenes are damaging the public’s view of the monarchy. 

    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden urged Netflix to place a warning at the beginning of each episode to remind viewers the drama was a work of fiction – and not historical fact. 

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN PRAISED FOR HONESTY ABOUT MISCARRIAGE BY KYM MARSH

    Kyn Marsh praised Meghan Markle for sharing her heartbreaking miscarriage ordeal.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, wrote of the moment she knew she was "losing" her second baby in a deeply personal essay for the New York Times.

    Kym, 44, has had her own experience with miscarriage after tragically losing her baby son Archie in February 2009 who was born 18 weeks early and died soon after his birth.

    The Coronation Street star has previously said she didn't want to talk about the traumatic experience because then "it would be real".

    Now she has opened up about the Duchess' personal piece calling it "wonderful" because it will help to "lift the stigma and break the silence" around miscarriages.

    "When you lose a child you feel so lonely and empty and like the only person who is going through it," Kym wrote in her OK! magazine column.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN HAD A 'SPECIAL AURA', REVEALS FORMER SUITS DIRECTOR

    Meghan has dazzled royal fans since marrying Prince Harry – but her former Suits director said she always had an “aura about her that was special.”

    Actor Tim Matheson, 72, directed an episode of Suits back in 2011, which starred Meghan in her role as paralegal Rachel Zane. 

    He told Page Six that it was evident back then that “she was charming and she had an aura about her that was special.”

    Tim, who is best known for The West Wing, said: “I could see that she had a very unique quality and the camera loved her.

    “For me as a director, she was easy to shoot. Just point it in that direction, it’ll be fine.”

    He said that although he doesn’t have any “vivid recollections” from their time working together, he does remember that she was “great, very down to earth and there were no airs put on.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MELANIA TRUMP 'LOST OUT ON TATLER COVER TO MEGHAN' AFTER STAFFER FAILED TO NEGOTIATE

    Melania Trump reportedly missed her chance to land the cover of Tatler's November issue to Meghan Markle because her chief of staff failed to negotiate a deal for the first lady.

    During her husband Donald Trump's re-election bid, Stephanie Grisham managed to land Melania the only exclusive interview of his campaign with the British fashion magazine.

    But Grisham, the first lady's most trusted staffer, didn't negotiate a cover deal despite shrugging off multiple interview offers from big-name outlets, according to New York Post columnist Miranda Devine.

    "Having eschewed countless offers for positive interviews from American outlets such as Women’s Wear Daily and The Post, Grisham allowed the British magazine Tatler to have the only exclusive interview of the campaign for its November issue," Devine wrote.

    "And yet she did not negotiate the cover of the magazine. Instead, Meghan Markle took the honor."

    The reported misstep is one of several, according to Trump staffers who suggested Melania should cut ties with Grisham before leaving the White House, sources told Devine.

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY 'COPYING' FERGIE WITH WOKE SPEECH ON RAINDROPS

    Harry was mocked this week when he told people to be “like a raindrop” in his very woke speech promoting his new platform for environmental documentaries.

    The Duke of Sussex also raised eyebrows saying: "Somebody said to me right at the beginning of the pandemic it's almost as though mother nature has sent us to our rooms for bad behaviour to really take a moment and think about what we've done."

    That 'somebody' may just be his aunt Sarah Ferguson who delivered the same phrase at the start of the pandemic.

    On March 24th she posted on Instagram: "Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms.. like the spoilt children we are.

    “She gave us time and she gave us warnings. She was so patient with us. She gave us fire and floods, she tried to warn us but in the end she took back control."

    It would come as no surprise that Harry is looking to Fergie for inspiration after we revealed last month that he and Meghan have grown close to her daughter Princess Beatrice and her hubby Jack Brooksbank.

    Insiders say they are trying to create their own 'fab four' and have gifted the keys to Frogmore Cottage to pregnant Eugenie.

  • Patrick Knox

    HARRY ‘YEARNING’ FOR QUEEN TO REINSTATE MILITARY TITLES

    Speaking on Lorraine, Daily Express Royal editor Russell Myers said: “One of the main points with the divorce deals with the rest of the Royal Family, and the thing that hurt him the most, was that he [had to] stand down from his military appointments.

    “That is under a 12-month review, and I think Harry will be yearning for that.

    “You look at him wearing his medals with pride over the Remembrance weekend, he [received a ban] from laying a wreath in his absence at the Cenotaph.

    “So him and Meghan went to the Los Angeles veterans cemetery.”

  • Patrick Knox

    THE QUEEN'S SWEETEST COMMENTS ABOUT ARCHIE

    The proud great-grandmother said: "Two hundred years on from the birth of my great, great grandmother, Queen Victoria, Prince Philip and I have been delighted to welcome our eighth great grandchild into our family."

  • Patrick Knox

    HARRY PROMOTES EDUCATIONAL SITE FOR NETFLIX PARALYMPICS DOC

    The Duke of Sussex has spoken about the power of the human spirit in a promo video for a Netflix documentary. 

    Prince Harry made his Netflix debut in the Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, which was released in August and shares the history and stories behind the Paralympic Games. 

    The Duke and Duchess stepped into Hollywood after ditching royal duties in March, signing a mega deal with Netflix  believed to be worth as much as $150 million.

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNERS RALPH AND RUSSO IN COURT BATTLE

    The label who designed Meghan Markle’s £56,000 engagement gown have been involved in a colourful court battle over an unpaid party bill for a party, reports Mail Online. 

    Ralph & Russo were reportedly ordered by the County Court to pay £70,000 to events company Banana Split, who ran a glamorous evening during Paris fashion week. 

  • Patrick Knox

    WHY DID MEGAN OPEN UP ABOUT HER BABY LOSS?

    A source told People magazine Meghan had bravely decided to share her experience to break the "cycle of solitary mourning".

    The insider told the US outlet: "They kept their miscarriage private for months because it was very painful and not anything that they knew if they would ever want to share.

    “They both seemed shocked at how painful it was. 

    “Meghan was ready to share now because so many women go through the same thing in silence.”

  • Chris Bradford

    PRINCE HARRY PROMOTES EDUCATIONAL SITE FOR NETFLIX PARALYMPIC DOCUMENTARY

    The Duke of Sussex has spoken about the power of the human spirit in a new promotional video for a new educational site for a Netflix documentary.

    Prince Harry, 36, made his Netflix debut in the documentary Rising Power, which was released in August and reveals stories behind the Paralympic Games.

    The Duke and Duchess signed a mega deal with Netflix, believed to be worth as much as $150million, Mail Online reports.

    In the clip, Prince Harry quotes fencer Bebe Vio saying: "Everything is impossible at the beginning, you just have to try. This is a message that needs to be heard in every corner of the world."

  • Patrick Knox

    EXPERTS WORRY HARRY AND MEGHAN’S NEUTRALITY MIGHT BE PROBED

    Royal expert Bob Morris told the Express UK: "Well, I am not sure what the future holds for them, of course. 

    “The situation is unprecedented in the sense that the part of the Royal Family taking off in the way they have done. 

    “The Palace would normally hope that they would behave discreetly, as far as possible.”

    "And the Palace would hope they would remain political impartiality that the Royal Family aspires to undertake.”

  • Patrick Knox

    PICTURED: THE X-MAS TREE STORE WHERE HARRY WAS MISTAKEN FOR A SALESMAN

    A salesman said the Sussexes' agent had arranged for the pair to pick out a tree when his shop was meant to be empty.

    But one family was still milling around the trees and their child ran towards Harry thinking he was staff.

    Posting on Twitter he wrote: "There was one family in there and their stoked little son ran through trees up to Harry and asked if he worked here not knowing who that is.”

  • Patrick Knox

    KATE AND WILLS NEW XMAS PLANS REVEALED AS SANDRINGHAM IS CANCELLED

    According to the Mirror, the Cambridges will be spending Christmas Day with Kate's family in Bucklebury — something they haven't done since 2016.

    Carole Middleton, Kate's mum, recently spoke about the festive season with her family on Instagram.

    Writing on the Party Pieces Instagram page, she said: "We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas.

    “For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected. I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree. 

    “This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where. It may need to be tastefully rearranged later…!"

  • Patrick Knox

    ROYAL FAMILY ‘CONCERNED’ MEGHAN KEPT SECRET DIARY 

    HER magazine reports an insider as saying: "The fact they may exist and could contain material to embarrass the Royal Family is enough to make anyone feel uncomfortable, even though right now there is no reason to believe she has plans to publish.

    "Meghan has always been a tremendous self-publicist. Her account of some of the more difficult times would worry everyone in the royal household."

  • Patrick Knox

    WILL MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY BE THERE?

    Harry and Meghan have already ruled themselves out saying they expect to be back in the UK for New Year.

    It’s thought the pair will instead spend the day with Harry’s “surrogate” dad David Foster.

    Meghan is apparently excited to host the Christmas holiday at her home and do the cooking, and the Royal Family is "not in the plan," according to The Mirror

    An unnamed source told the Sun on Sunday: "Meghan very much wants to host the first Christmas at their new home with her mum.

  • Patrick Knox

    WHERE DOES THE QUEEN NORMALLY SPEND CHRISTMAS?

    The Queen usually spends Christmas at Sandringham, with her family.

    Phil said Christmas is one of the Queen’s favourite times of the year, and her favourite pastime is playing games on Christmas Eve. 

    He said: “What she also loves is on Christmas night they gather and play games. They play charades, blind man’s buff. 

    “Certainly in the past she would do impressions of people she’d met like Bill Clinton.”

  • Patrick Knox

    WHERE WILL THE QUEEN SPEND CHRISTMAS IN 2020?

    It has been announced that Her Majesty, 94, has cancelled her usual festive break at Sandringham, and instead will have a “quiet” time at Windsor Castle.

    A spokesperson said: "Having considered all the appropriate advice, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor."

    This will be the first time in 33 years that the Queen won’t be going to Sandringham, where she typically celebrates with her large extended family. 

    Royal expert Phil Dampier told Fabulous: “She’ll be devastated she can’t spend it with the family. They sometimes have up to over 30 people. 

    “One year it was so crowded that some of the royals have had to stay in servant’s quarters and servants have had to move out to other accommodation for the royals to stay at Sandringham.”

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN FORMER IN-LAWS ‘SHOCKED’ AT BREAK-UP AFTER THEY ‘EMBRACED HER LIKE A DAUGHTER’

    Commenting on the break-up of her first husband Trevor Engelson, according to a biography of the Duchess one of Meghan’s family members told biographer Andrew Morton the impact it had on their family.

    In his 2018 book “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess”, he wrote: “The marriage of Trevor and Meghan was over.

    “The sad news in the summer of 2013 came as a bolt from the blue.

    “Everyone in their circle was genuinely shocked, none more so than Trevor’s parents David and Leslie who, according to a member of the Markle clan, had embraced her like a daughter.”

  • Patrick Knox

    HOW DOES ROYAL SUCCESSION WORK?

    The rules of Royal succession have changed significantly in recent years.

    Leaders of 16 British Commonwealth countries (including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Jamaica) voted in 2011 to alter the centuries-old tradition to include daughters as well as sons.

    Previously daughters could only inherit the throne if there were no living sons.

    This change in royal succession means Princess Charlotte, as William and Kate's daughter, is ahead of her younger brother.

    Previously if the third child was male he would leap the princess in the line of succession.

    This new rule only takes into account children born after 2011, meaning Prince Edward's youngest child, James, born in 2007, is ahead of his older sister, Louise, born in 2003.

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN WAS ‘NEVER GOING TO BE A ROUTINE ROYAL’

    In his new book Battle of the Brothers, royal author Robert Lacey said the Duchess of Sussex was always going to want to forge her own path within the monarchy.

    He told the Daily Mail: “There is only one self-made millionaire in the Royal Family and that is Meghan Markle.

    “If they had sat down with her at the start and said, ‘Let’s talk about the things you are interested in’, things might have been different.

    “But they just sent her off to watch the Queen opening the Mersey Bridge. There is nothing wrong with that, but they made the mistake of dealing with the spare’s wife thinking she was just a routine royal. She was never going to be a routine royal.”

  • Patrick Knox

    IS HARRY STILL IN LINE FOR THE THRONE?

    Despite his decision to leave the royal family, Prince Harry still falls into the line of succession.

    This is confirmed on the official royal website, which reads: “As the grandson of Her Majesty and the second son of The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex remains sixth in line to the throne of the British Monarchy and the Order of Precedence is unchanged.”

    This is due to legislation dictating the positioning of the line, meaning that having someone removed from it would require government involvement.

    Speaking to Royal Central historian Marlene Koenig explained: “Succession to the throne is based on legislation including the Succession to the Crown Act, which includes the Act of Settlement.

    “It would take an act of Parliament to remove someone from the line of succession.”

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN ‘GAVE HARRY CONFIDENCE TO DRIVE THROUGH MEGXIT’

    Speaking to Ok! magazine, Omid Scobie – who co-authored the bombshell biography Finding Freedom – claimed Prince Harry was the driving force behind their decision to step down as senior working members of the Royal Family.

    “I think once Meghan is committed to something, there is no turning back,” Omid argued. “And if Harry had said, ‘We’re sticking it out for another year,’ then Meghan would have definitely ridden it out longer if he’d wanted to.”

    Although the royal expert claims Prince Harry “very much drove the decision”, he added: “I would say she gave him the confidence to see that decision through.”

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN & HARRY'S ABILITY TO STAY POLITICALLY NEUTRAL 'MAY BE TESTED' IN FUTURE

    Royal expert Bob Morris told the Express: "The palace would normally hope that they would behave discreetly, as far as possible.

    "And the Palace would hope they would remain political impartiality that the Royal Family aspires to undertake.

    "But this will be tested, no doubt, as there are rumours, as I understand it, that Meghan may have political ambitions in the United States.

    Meghan insisted that the 2020 election was the most important election of their lifetime while Harry urged Americans to use their voices and reject negativity.

  • Patrick Knox

    MEGHAN AND HARRY ‘WANTED TO BE DISCREET’ ON ECONOMY FLIGHT

    Back in 2018, the couple reportedly flew to France to celebrate the New Year and sat in economy. 

    Appearing on Lorraine, royal expert Victoria Murphy said: “We understand that the couple went to the south of France and they went economy and everybody was like freak, horror! 

    “Why did they go economy though, when they could have chartered a private jet?

    “You know the royals do fly economy, particularly the young royals. They do like to take scheduled flights, sometimes William and Kate have flown economy up to Scotland from time to time.

    “When they take shared flights, they like to be as discreet as possible, so maybe kind of skulking at the back, in economy, which is what they did.”

    In 2019, Harry and Meghan faced fierce backlash when they took four private jets in 11 days to visit Elton John in the South of France with baby Archie.

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