This post deals with miscarriage and might be triggering for some readers.
In the personal essay, the Duchess of Sussex shared that she knew she was losing her second child after experiencing a cramp back in July.
"After changing [Archie's] 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."
Meghan speaks about her struggles in Meghan and Harry: An African Journey. Post continues below.
In the piece, the 39-year-old stated that while losing a child is sadly a common experience, it's one that is still not talked about nearly enough.
"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning," she shared.
"Some have bravely shared their stories; they have opened the door, knowing that when one person speaks truth, it gives license for all of us to do the same. We have learned that when people ask how any of us are doing, and when they really listen to the answer, with an open heart and mind, the load of grief often becomes lighter — for all of us. In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing."
In the hours after the personal essay was published, the comments started rolling in thick and fast.
On Twitter and popular gossip forum Tattle Life, social media users picked Meghan's essay to pieces, critiquing every single sentence.