- Meghan Markle recently revealed she lost her second child in July.
- In an op-ed for The New York Times the duchess spoke of the "unbearable grief" of losing a child.
- Now, a source has revealed that though it was "very painful" for the couple, Meghan shared her story hoping to let others know they're not alone.
Meghan Markle recently revealed she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
Meghan, who shares one-year-old Archie with Prince Harry, said she lost her second child in July in an opinion piece for The New York Times.
"I knew, as I clutched my first born child, that I was losing my second," she said, later opening up about the "unbearable grief" Prince Harry too felt.
"Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband's heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realised that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, "Are you OK?" she wrote.
Now, a source tells People Meghan decided to open up about the loss, hoping it would help others heal and feel less alone.
"They kept their miscarriage private for months because it was very painful and not anything that they knew if they would ever want to share," the insider explains.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been huddled up at their new home in Montecito – they recently enjoyed a "quiet" Thanksgiving with Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland.
"They both seemed shocked at how painful it was," the source continues, before adding: "Meghan was ready to share now because so many women go through the same thing in silence."