When actress Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry, half the viewers were happy for them while the other half was highly critical of her motives. Many people were concerned that she was a bad match for Harry, and not long after they got married, they renounced their royal titles and left the UK to pursue a life elsewhere. They demanded privacy during this difficult time of their lives; meanwhile, they did press hits and prime-time interviews with people like Oprah. Prince Harry released a memoir called Spare and Meghan started a podcast called "Archetypes." They have become one of the most heavily criticized public couples in Hollywood—and in the British royal family. Various people on social media have put the pieces together to discover that Meghan Markle has been telling conflicting stories about her miscarriage, leaving many to ask whether she ever really had a miscarriage at all.
Meghan Markle Criticized for Publicly Sharing Conflicting Stories of Her Miscarriage
Meghan and Harry have two children: Archie and Lilibet. They have shared some pictures of their family and spoken about family life in various public settings, and in their Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan, it was revealed that Meghan suffered a miscarriage in 2020. However, the details shared in three different accounts don't match up. Twitter user @paulamatanovich shared a TikTok from @meg_hez that showed a woman discussing the moment that she witnessed Meghan have a miscarriage.
"Meg is standing outside waiting for me," she said. "And I can tell something's off. And she's, like, showing me the new home so it's very mixed emotions. 'Here's our new home.' But she's like, 'I'm having a lot of pain.' She was holding Archie, and she just fell to the ground."
She grabs her face, starts to cry, and can't finish her sentence. Many people in the comment section point out that her performance looks like just that—a performance. The next part of the video is a clip of Meghan describing her miscarriage.
"I was pregnant," she said. "I really wasn't sleeping. The first morning that we woke up in our new home is when I miscarried."
But there's a third version out there that's different from these two. In November 2020, Meghan wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times about her miscarriage. "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," she wrote. She said that the miscarriage happened on a "morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib."
“After changing his 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 continued. She wrote that she went to the hospital with her husband and discovered that she miscarried. One user pointed out that Meghan may have stolen this miscarriage description from someone else.
"'As I tenderly held my firstborn in my arms, I was saying goodbye to my third' Excerpt from 'Chasing Light: Finding Hope through the loss, by Stephanie Tong. Sound Familiar? That because Megan plagiarized it, almost word for word to write about her miscarriage. [sic]" @Defenestrate123 replied.
This has left many people questioning why the miscarriage first took place while in the house showing a friend around, but then it took place in the nursery with Archie when it was just the two of them together, but then it also took place on the first morning they woke up in their new house.
"That woman is a very bad actress," one person tweeted.
"Did she ever have a miscarriage? I experienced 1 as do many women do and have …. If it’s all a lie, what an insult to women!! [sic]" another person wrote.
Some have even suspected that Meghan will have her team go back and rewrite the narrative, even if it means wiping the opinion article she wrote for the New York Times in 2020. Meghan has been accused of fabricating things and bending the truth before; many don't believe her when she says the royal family was concerned about Archie's skin color when he was born. We'll never know for sure what actually happened with Meghan's miscarriage, but in the meantime, she will continue to be criticized for her conflicting stories.