Prince Harry believes his wife Meghan Markle suffered a miscarriage in 2020 due to the excessive stress caused by media coverage.
In the final three episodes of the couple’s six-part Netflix docuseries, which aired Thursday night, the pair reversed the events that prompted them to relocate to the United States and retire from royal life.
On the latest episode of Harry & Meghan, the couple reflected on the loss of their second child, a topic Markle previously opened up in a 2020 essay for The New York Times.
“As I clutched my first born child, I knew I was going to lose my second,” she wrote at the time.
In the latest episode of Harry & Meghan, Prince Harry blames the British tabloids for his wife’s miscarriage. Recognition: Netflix
In the series, the Duchess of Sussex described the days leading up to her miscarriage.
“I was pregnant. I really didn’t sleep and the first morning we woke up in our new home[in Los Angeles]I miscarried,” she said.
Prince Harry believes stress caused by British newspaper Daily Mail’s coverage of Meghan’s personal life led to the miscarriage.
“I think my wife miscarried because of what the (Daily) Mail did. I watched the whole thing,” he said.
At the time, Meghan was embroiled in a legal battle with Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail, after the newspaper published parts of a very personal letter from Meghan to her estranged father Thomas Markle.
The Netflix series also revealed that the letter to her father was written on the advice of Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III.
Meghan won the lawsuit in 2021.
Prince Harry continued: “Now do we absolutely know that the miscarriage was caused by this? Of course not.
“But considering the stress it caused, the lack of sleep and the timing of the pregnancy, how many weeks old I can tell from what I saw a miscarriage was caused by what they were trying to do to do to her. “
Meghan also shared why she decided to go public about the miscarriage.
“I could choose and never talk about these things, or I could choose to say, ‘For all the bad that comes with that, the good thing is being able to help other people.’ That’s the meaning of life, right? Connection and community like that,” she said.
Before the miscarriage, Harry and Meghan had sent a letter to the tabloids who were the focus of their concern – the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Mirror and the Express.
In the letter, the couple said they believe a free press “is a cornerstone of any democracy,” but said the way the tabloids operate has “a real human cost.”