You have no idea the sadness I feel at the loss of this royal quadroon.
The Duchess of Sussex has revealed her grief after suffering a miscarriage, in an article that speaks to loss and the importance of asking about others’ welfare in times of pandemic and polarisation.
Meghan shared the devastation that she and Prince Harry felt after she lost a baby in July and was admitted to hospital.
Writing in the New York Times, she described the moment, as she was changing the couple’s son Archie’s nappy at their home in Los Angeles, that she “dropped to the floor” in pain.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child that I was losing my second,” she 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.”
She added that “watching her husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine”, she realised that the only way to begin to heal “is to first ask: ‘Are you OK.’”
Addressing the stigma surrounding miscarriage, Meghan continued: “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”
The lesson is about coronavirus, donchaknow?
The lesson is not about the risks of pregnancy for a woman who is pushing 40 and has spent her very long life slutting it up and no doubt having many, many abortions.
It’s the coronavirus that is to blame for complications in the pregnancy of a 38-year-old woman (now 39, her birthday was in August). It’s not the biological fertility cycle, and certainly not the wrath of an angry God.
If it wasn’t for this virus, women in their late 30s would have no problem producing children.