Prince Harry's Uncle Sends Touching Message After Meghan Markle's Loss

Members of the royal family are speaking out in support of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after Meghan opened up about suffering from a miscarriage in July 2020. Written by the Duchess of Sussex herself, Meghan recounted her miscarriage in an opinion piece for the The New York Times in November 2020. "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," she wrote, referencing her son, Archie. "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few."

The emotional piece comes after multiple celebrities have opened up about their own miscarriages and their process of healing after the fact. "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?," Meghan wrote. In the aftermath of the devastating news, Prince Harry's uncle, Charles Spencer, publicly showed his support for Harry and Meghan, offering up kind words in light of the devastation situation.

Prince Harry's uncle says 'all thoughts with them'

As of this writing, Prince Harry's uncle, Charles Spencer, is the first member of the royal family to publicly speak on the heartbreaking news of the loss of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's second pregnancy. After Meghan penned an opinion piece in the The New York Times revealing she and husband Prince Harry had suffered a miscarriage in July 2020, Spencer offered his condolences on the British talk show Lorraine.

"It is, Lorraine [terribly sad]. I mean, I can't imagine the agony for any couple of losing a child in this way," Spencer, who is the brother of Prince Harry's mother Princess Diana, said. "It's so very, very sad. And, of course, I totally agree with you, all thoughts with them today." According to People, a royal source revealed that "[t]here is a lot of sadness around the family." However, understandably, other members of the royals are seemingly declining to comment on the private family loss.

Meghan Markle isn't the only royal to suffer a miscarriage

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is not the first member of the royal family to share the devastating loss of a miscarriage with the public. In 2018, Zara Phillips Tindall, cousin of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, opened up about two miscarriages she experienced between 2016 and 2018. In a Sunday Times interview, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the need to "go through a period where you don't talk about it."

Meghan's willingness to openly talk about her healing after the loss of her second pregnancy, however, is garnering the support of women with a shared story. Tommy's, a charity that funds research on miscarriage, premature birth, and stillbirth, publicly thanked the Duchess for "#breakingthesilence," particularly with regard to the father's need to heal from the pregnancy loss, as well.

Celebrities are also taking to social media to back the Duchess against internet trolls. Jameela Jamil tweeted, "When you criticize Meghan for discussing miscarriage, because it's 'too personal' for her to share, you're enabling the culture of silence around the issue that keeps so many people in a state of shame/guilt/loneliness/misinformation. People NEED to know they aren't alone in this."

Chrissy Teigen came to Meghan Markle's defense

After penning a heartbreaking Op-Ed in the New York Times about the loss of her second pregnancy, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is learning she is definitely not alone. Model Chrissy Teigen quickly came to Meghan's defense on Twitter after one user wrote, "Is anyone really questioning the pain and sheer awfulness of suffering a miscarriage, or are they perhaps criticising Meghan's decision to write a 1,000 word op-Ed about herself? What does it add to the resources already available for those who go through a tragedy like this?"

The Cravings author, and witty social media user, snapped back writing, "congratulations, piece of s**t," in a now deleted tweet, via Elle. Earlier this year, Teigen revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during her third pregnancy, after which she penned her own essay about how her family is healing from the devastating loss. At the time, celebrities came out in droves defending the model for posting intimate photos of her and husband John Legend grieving in the hospital the day of the miscarriage. Teigen had suffered the loss due to excessive bleeding. The model quickly apologized for the vulgar language, tweeting, "Sorry forgot I'm trying to be nicer lol." We are thinking this is one tweet the model could have kept up.