Prince Harry Leaned on Prince Charles and Prince William for Support After Meghan Markle's Miscarriage

Will reportedly set aside their differences to be there for Harry.

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  • In a powerful op-ed, Meghan Markle opened up (opens in new tab) about her experience with pregnancy loss.
  • Meghan revealed that she was pregnant with her and Prince Harry's second child when she suffered a miscarriage in July.
  • Although the royal family declined to make any formal public statement of the Sussexes (opens in new tab)' personal tragedy, reports have suggested that the Windsors have supported Harry since he shared the news with them privately earlier this year.

Earlier this week, Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) shared an incredibly candid and powerful op-ed in the New York Times about her experience with pregnancy loss. In the piece, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she suffered a miscarriage (opens in new tab) over the summer and shared a deeply personal account of the experience, including the moment she realized she was losing her second child and what it was like to watch her husband, Prince Harry (opens in new tab), process the news.

“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand," Meghan wrote of the day of her pregnancy loss. "I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears."

Although the royal family declined to issue a formal statement about Meghan's essay or the loss she and Harry suffered earlier this year, several royal sources have confirmed that they share in the Sussexes (opens in new tab)' sadness and have been supportive of Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) from afar.

"There is, of course, much understandable sadness in the family," a palace source said, according to The Mirror (opens in new tab)

Even though Harry and his older brother, Prince William (opens in new tab), have long been rumored to be feuding (opens in new tab), reports suggest that the brothers set aside their differences following Meghan's pregnancy loss.

"It is understood Harry was supported by brother William and father Prince Charles in the dark days that followed," The Sun (opens in new tab) reported.

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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.