Prince Harry has shared a blunt accusation about who was to blame for Meghan Markle’s miscarriage in July 2020.

The Duchess of Sussex has previously spoken about the failed pregnancy while living in the US after the birth of the couple’s first child.

Prince Harry has laid the blame for the miscarriage on on the actions of Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail On Sunday and Mail Online, and their relentless harassment of Meghan in the press.

In the latest instalment of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary, the Duke of Sussex said, “I believe my wife suffered a miscarriage because of what the Mail did. I watched the whole thing. Now, do we absolutely know that the miscarriage was caused by that? Of course we don’t.”

“But bearing in mind the stress that caused, the lack of sleep and the timing of the pregnancy – how many weeks in she was – I can say from what I saw, that miscarriage was created by what they were trying to do to her.”

Meghan’s friend, Abigail Spencer, describes watching the duchess fall to the floor while she was holding her son, Archie, in her new home, having said “I’m having a lot of pain”.

The Sussexes were at the time engaged in legal action against Associated Newspapers reproducing a letter that Meghan had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in February 2019.

In the documentary, Meghan said, “When I reveal things that are moments of vulnerability, when it comes to having a miscarriage and maybe having felt ashamed about that, like, it’s OK, you’re human, it’s OK to talk about that.”

In November 2020, the Duchess wrote a piece for the New York Times called The Losses We Share, saying, “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.”

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