Lisa Wilkinson touched on the sad miscarriage news of Meghan Markle while he was hosting the project on Thursday.
While chatting with co-host Mark Fennell about Meghan’s heroic message, they discussed how different the announcement would have been if Meghan was still part of the royal family.
In an Emotional Personal Essay written for The New York Times, Titled “The Losses We Share”, the Duchess of Sussex detailed her devastation from suffering a miscarriage.
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“After changing (Archie) diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I fell to the floor with him in my arms, whispered a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful melody is a stark contrast to my feeling that something is not right, She wrote.
She added: “Hours later I was lying 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 would heal. ”
The confrontational op-ed allowed millions of people into a place they never were – in Meghan and Harry’s lives behind the headlines.
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“My wife sent me the article today,” Fennel began.
“I remember I read it. There was a line, ‘I clutched my newborn baby as I lose my second.’ This was the most unbelievably heartbreaking piece of writing.
“I’m so grateful, to some extent, that she was the one who had to share it on her terms. This could have been something that appeared in a tabloid. It could have been handled so badly.
“This is such an intensely personal moment that I know many families will have felt around the world. But the fact that she has it to share, and she did it, so beautifully, will mean a lot.”
Lisa agreed, arguing that the message could have come differently if Meghan and Harry had still been in the royal family.
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“It’s incredibly moving to read this. This is also a reminder of why they left the royal family. You know, Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother, he talked about it and really sent his deepest condolences.
“The Royal Family, meanwhile, say this is a deeply personal matter, we do not discuss this. If Meghan was still part of the Royal Family, she would not have been able to share the story and help many other women and couples through The same thing. “
Although the news of Megan and Harry’s burial has been kept under wraps since it happened in July, the royal family was reportedly told about the Sussex’s miscarriage at the time it happened, and a palace source told People: “There is a lot of sadness around the family.”
However, the Palace did not react with much warmth or sympathy.
It was a grim reminder of how the Palace reacted when Princess Diana died, something you can read about it here.