Meghan Markle miscarriage: Did the Queen, royal family members know Duchess lost her second child before op-ed?

It would not come as a complete surprise if Meghan and Harry had indeed hidden the fact that they were pregnant again from the royal family

                            Meghan Markle miscarriage: Did the Queen, royal family members know Duchess lost her second child before op-ed?
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Meghan Markle just revealed to the world via an op-ed in the New York Times that she suffered a miscarriage and lost her second child while she was holding her first-born son, Archie. But were the Queen and the royal family informed of the same before she penned her feelings for the public?

If the Queen and the royal family knew about Meghan Markle's miscarriage, there are no signs of any kind of condolence or grieving statements from any of them. Just an hour after the op-ed went live on the NYT website, MEAWW scoured through all the social media pages (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) as well as the official websites belonging to the Queen (The Royal Family), Prince William and Kate Middleton (Kensington Royal) and Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (Clarence House) and found that they had not put up any posts regarding the tragic incident. 

In the op-ed which begins in an unassuming manner, the former 'Suits' actress recalled starting off a normal day with her first-born son, Archie, in her arms. "It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib," she wrote in the first paragraph.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change.

She called herself "a mother, feminist and advocate" in the byline of the article as she went onto talk about the “unbearable grief” after she suffered a miscarriage. "After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him 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," she wrote. "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."

Seeing that neither Prince Harry nor Meghan publicly announced that they were expecting their second child, it would not come as a complete surprise if they had indeed hidden the fact that they were pregnant again or the fact that they had lost their second child. Apparently, if reports are to be believed, the British monarch was shocked and eventually infuriated to learn that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had decided to exit the Firm back in July. She and the rest of the royal family only came to know of Megxit when the couple announced it on their now-defunct @SussexRoyal Instagram page at the start of the year. What followed next was a whole lot of tense negotiations between the two parties after which Harry and Meghan moved to California with their son, Archie. 

While speaking on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, royal expert Chris Ship explained how Meghan would have found it a lot easier to keep this information private now. "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have continued to do certain things but most of the things they have done has been on video calls. They have done video calls and facetime and we haven't seen a great deal of them out in public," he said. "You will remember the picture that they took on remembrance Sunday when they went to the Los Angeles National Cemetery, some people criticized that. We haven't seen them that much in public so I suppose it is a lot easier to keep something like this private. Perhaps much easier than it would have been were they still in the royal family."

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