This Wednesday Meghan Markle revealed that she lost a baby in July this year. The Duchess of Sussex told his story in a powerful essay published in the New York Times.
“I knew, while holding my first child in my arms, that I was losing the second,” wrote the ex-actress in the article entitled “The losses we share.”
And although thousands of people valued her bravery, there were some who harshly criticized the American. In fact, one user even accused her of writing the essay for selfish purposes, sparking outrage from model and entertainer Chrissy Teigen, who recently also lost a child.
“Is anyone really questioning the pain and sheer horror of having a miscarriage, or perhaps they are criticizing Meghan’s decision to write a 1,000-word opinion piece about herself? What does it add to the resources already available to those experiencing a tragedy like this? ”Wrote Marco Giannangeli, editor of Sunday Express.
After reading these words, the model replied: “The award for being absolute shit today goes to Marco Giannangeli. Congratulations, you piece of shit. ”
However, he later deleted the tweet claiming he was trying to be nice.
From a fairy tale to a personal drama
Her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry seemed like something out of a fairy tale. The union of a mixed-race American actress and fervent feminist with the grandson of Elizabeth II, sixth in line to the British throne, seemed destined to modernize the image of royalty.
In the months after, Meghan surprised with gestures as simple as closing the car door herself or committed actions such as her participation in a cookbook prepared by survivors of the fire in 2017 of a skyscraper of social housing in which 71 people died, mostly migrants.
Meghan rolled up her sleeves, donned an apron and got down to business in the kitchen of a Muslim center to help prepare recipes from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
With their image of modernity, carefree and social commitment, the couple achieved great popularity: their Instagram account, opened in April 2019, reached one million followers in less than six hours, a world record.
But they soon began to show their discomfort with the strict lifestyle imposed on members of British royalty, scrutinized by a ruthless tabloid press against those who broke traditional molds. Like when they decided not to present their first child, Archie, born in May 2019, after maternity leave as custom dictated.
“Sexism and racism”
Accustomed to the lifestyle of a rich American actress, Meghan was also criticized for a luxurious trip to New York to receive gifts from her friends, including lawyer Amal Clooney and tennis player Serena Williams.
Harry also denounced “Sexism and racism” against his wife on social media, such as the tweet by a BBC presenter that after Archie’s birth wrote “the real baby leaves the hospital” next to a photo of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee. He was immediately fired.
The tension mounted and in January the couple caused an earthquake by announcing that they were leaving their place in the forefront of the British royal family.
They lost their titles of royal highnesses, their public subsidy, Enrique’s honorary military positions and the respect of many who accused them of wanting to continue to profit financially from their condition.
After a brief stint in Canada, they moved to California, where Meghan grew up and has professional connections: the 39-year-old actress and the 36-year-old prince signed a multi-million dollar contract with Netflix to produce feature films and series.
But it was also there that, in July, the Duchess of Sussex suffered a miscarriage that, against the usual reluctance to expose her private life, she herself recounted in the pages of the New York Times.
Losing a pregnancy is “excruciating pain” and a subject that remains “taboo,” “steeped in (unnecessary) shame, perpetuating a cycle of lonely grief,” she wrote.
– Slaves and a king –
Daughter of Thomas Markle, a lighting director who won an Emmy for his work on the series “General Hospital,” and for Doria Ragland, Social worker and yoga teacher, Meghan was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles.
On her mother’s side, she is descended from black slaves from the cotton plantations of Georgia, in the southern United States. On the father’s side, King Robert I of Scotland, who reigned between 1306 and 1329.
Her parents separated when she was two and divorced five years later.
Markle graduated in theater and international relations at the Northwestern University, near Chicago, after which he did a six-week internship at the US embassy in Argentina.
The actress rose to fame working on the series “Suits” about a New York law firm.
Before marrying Enrique, she was married to producer Trevor Engelson, from whom she divorced after two years.
Old friends have accused her of neglecting them as she progressed in life, and her two stepbrothers, who were not invited to the wedding, hurled fierce criticism at her, suggesting that she was ashamed of them. The difficult relationship with his father has also caused a lot of ink to flow.