Meghan Markle's Mom, Doria Ragland, Is Helping Her Heal After Her Miscarriage

Meghan Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, has been there for her in the months following the painful loss of her miscarriage over the summer.

  • In a powerful op-ed this week, Meghan Markle revealed that she experienced a pregnancy loss (opens in new tab) in July, when she was expecting her second child with Prince Harry.
  • According to Us Weekly (opens in new tab), a source close to the couple says Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, has been supporting them both and helping them heal after the miscarriage. 
  • "She’s guiding Harry and Meghan—helping them heal and come to terms with their painful loss," the source said.

Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) opened up about her experience with pregnancy loss this week in a new op-ed for the New York Times (opens in new tab). In the piece, Meghan candidly and powerfully described her experience, from the moment she realized she was losing her second child to holding her husband, Prince Harry's (opens in new tab), hand in the hospital.

In the op-ed, Meghan revealed that she suffered a miscarriag (opens in new tab)e over the summer—in July, specifically—but chose not to share the news publicly until now. She and Harry have made a handful of public appearances—both in person and remotely via Zoom calls—since their family's great loss, but have been coping with their grief privately. According to a royal source who spoke to Us Weekly (opens in new tab)Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland (opens in new tab), has been a key part of the Sussexes' support system since Meghan's pregnancy loss. 

"She’s guiding Harry and Meghan—helping them heal and come to terms with their painful loss," the source explained. "But for anyone who has suffered from a miscarriage, it’s something you never fully get over."

Harry's family has also been sharing in the couple's grief (opens in new tab), albeit from afar because of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Harry told them early on when it happened, but as it’s such a private matter, they kept it to themselves," the Us Weekly source said. "[Prince] Charles, in particular, has been supporting the couple through their grief and regularly checks in on them."

Our thoughts continue to go out to Meghan, Harry, and the rest of their loved ones during this difficult time.


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