Meghan Markle has just made the most beautiful of speeches following many weeks of silence, and it's clear how emotional she still is...
Because the tragic news was announced last month that the Duchess of Sussex suffered a miscarriage earlier in the year.After holding her silence for quite some time following the tragic announcement, Meghan has now made her first appearance since the news emerged of this heartbreaking event.
Now, this couldn't have come at a worse time for the pair.Meghan's induction into the royal family wasn't an easy one and, ever since her marriage to Harry in May 2018, she has been relentlessly attacked by the British press and royalists alike.
This lead to the couple making the bold decision to step down from royal duties earlier this year.
Even though the family is now spending a lot of their time in Los Angeles...
via: GettyMeghan has still been receiving a lot of heat from the British press for "breaking up the royal family."
It seems that Meghan literally can't do anything right...
via: GettyLeading many to label the hate as a matter of racism.
Meghan is the first-ever person of color to join the royal family...And no other royal has ever received the volume of hate in which Meghan has - not even Prince Andrew, who was accused of being involved in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal recently.
Meghan and Harry remained tight-lipped with regards to the impact this online abuse has had upon them...But it was clearly having a terrible effect on the couple as they tried to raise their son in as normal of a way as possible.
But on November 25th, Meghan came forward unexpectedly with a heartbreaking announcement.Writing for The New York Times, the Duchess of Sussex penned a candid article that recalled a miscarriage she suffered in July.
Obviously, this revelation came as a shock to many...
Because, since July, Meghan and Harry have been spotted out in public on a number of different occasions, mainly helping with charities and organizations close their hearts.
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Her article touched the hearts of many...
Especially moms and other women who have experienced miscarriages themselves.
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Here's what she said on the moment she miscarried:"I dropped to the floor with him [Archie] 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," Meghan wrote.
She continued:"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second. 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."
"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 continued:"I recalled a moment last year when Harry and I were finishing up a long tour in South Africa. I was exhausted. I was breastfeeding our infant son, and I was trying to keep a brave face in the very public eye."
"'Are you OK?' a journalist asked me.""I answered him honestly, not knowing that what I said would resonate with so many — new moms and older ones, and anyone who had, in their own way, been silently suffering. My off-the-cuff reply seemed to give people permission to speak their truth. But it wasn’t responding honestly that helped me most, it was the question itself. "'Thank you for asking,' I said. 'Not many people have asked if I’m OK'."
She goes on to reveal how Harry's heart was breaking."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?'"
"Are we? This year has brought so many of us to our breaking points," she continued."Loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020, in moments both fraught and debilitating. We’ve heard all the stories: A woman starts her day, as normal as any other, but then receives a call that she’s lost her elderly mother to Covid-19. A man wakes feeling fine, maybe a little sluggish, but nothing out of the ordinary. He tests positive for the coronavirus and within weeks, he — like hundreds of thousands of others — has died."
"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. ""In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning."
Meghan and Harry have remained under the radar as much as possible since the announcement...And it's clear that they're still privately mourning their loss as a family.
But now...Meghan has finally spoken out.
Yesterday, the Duchess appeared on CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute...Appearing in a garden surrounded by lavender plants, she gave a heartfelt thanks to all those who have been working to feed people in need as well as those who have "stood up and made sure the most basic needs of our communities were met."
"I'm inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities," she started by saying."For many families, the impact of the pandemic has been catastrophic, and far too many were faced with the heartbreaking question - how am I going to put food on the table for my family?"
Meghan then acknowledged the "power of the human spirit" in these challenging times."We saw the good in people, in our neighbors, and in entire communities coming together to say they would not stand by while our neighbors go hungry."
"We saw communities standing up and taking action.""We know the value of food, as nourishment, as a life source, and in moments of crisis, the warmth of a meal can feel as comforting as a much-needed hug... especially in the absence of human contact due to the social distancing we're all experiencing," she said, with clear emotion in her eyes.
Meghan wants to celebrate these "quiet heroes.""Tonight, we celebrate these quiet heroes - some of whom I know and others that we applaud from afar. These individuals stood up and made sure the most basic needs of our communities were met. "They made sure that those around them did not have to suffer in isolation... and they showed us that even in the darkest times, when we come together, we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope."
You can watch her full speech here...
We hope Meghan and Harry are healing well from their tragic loss earlier this year. For more on the royal family, scroll on to read about the horrific discovery made at Kensington Palace - where Kate and William live.
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