Though her introduction into the royal family took former Suits and Hallmark movie actress Meghan Markle out of the communicative limelight for several years, the Duchess and her hubby Prince Harry made large strides to return to the non-paparazzi public eye throughout the tumultuousness of 2020. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, Markle chose this week to share a very candid and emotional confession with the world concerning a miscarriage she suffered over the summer in the midst of the pandemic.
Though her fans and followers weren't even aware that she was pregnant at all this year, Meghan Markle penned a touching essay with the New York Times in which she shared some of the heartbreaking details behind her miscarriage, which apparently happened on a July morning when she was caring for son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. In her words:
That tragic and candid excerpt led into the main thrust of Meghan Markle's op-ed piece, which is essentially a sympathetic reminder of the power of asking others if they are okay. Markle reflected on a long and arduous 2019 trip to South Africa, in which she was fatigued and breastfeeding her and Prince Harry's then-infant son Archie. There, she had the rare experience of being asked by a journalist if she was genuinely okay, which clearly had a striking effect on Markle for her mind to go there in the midst of her miscarriage, inspiring her to ask her husband how he was feeling during that dark time.
Meghan Markle broadened her scope to look at the entirety of 2020, from people unexpectedly catching COVID-19 to citizens like Breonna Taylor unexpectedly losing their lives to the nation's peaceful protests unexpectedly becoming violent. In effect, Markle argues that many people are now left feeling more alone than ever without a real sense of where to turn for comfort when everything has become so politicized and polarized. She continued, saying:
As sad as this news is, it's also quite shocking that she shared the admission so soon after speaking about being the most trolled person in the world in 2019 – though not officially, if there can be such a thing. Perhaps it was precisely looking back at 2019 that led Meghan Markle to speak up about her own woes from this year. It just goes to show that you never know what someone else is going through until you either mentally put yourself in their shoes, or you actually open your mouth to ask them.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry currently have a mega-contract set up at Netflix, as established in September 2020, so fans can expect to see the pair producing a variety of different projects for the streaming service. No one should expect to see Markle taking on a Suits spinoff, or for her and Harry to front a new reality show, but stay tuned to learn about what projects they will have on the way. In the meantime, head to our Fall 2020 TV premiere schedule and our 2021 Winter and Spring TV rundown to see what new and returning shows are popping up soon.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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