It's been a big year so far for the British royal family. From Prince Louis' birth and christening to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot. Then sprinkle in some fun royal events with precious Prince George and Princess Charlotte. And just recently, the palace shared the exciting news that Meghan and Harry will be expecting their first child next spring.
Sadly, heartbreaking news has come out of the Kensington Palace. A royal family member has suffered a terrible loss: a miscarriage.
Just recently, however, a royal family member has revealed some tragic news that hit her and her husband hard, but it has been kept a secret for nearly two years. Zara Tindall revealed that she suffered from a second miscarriage in 2016 just after losing another unborn child, according to reports.
Zara, 37, is the eldest granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II. She is married to former rugby player Mike Tindall and shared their heartbreaking secret before she gave birth to her daughter Lena.
In 2016, Zara announced the exciting news that she was pregnant with her second child; however, tragedy quickly struck the Tindall family. But the news was kept a secret until recently.
“I think you need to go through a period where you don’t talk about it because it’s too raw," Zara said. “But, as with everything, time’s a great healer.”
Zara went on to explain that the reason why the first miscarriage was extremely hard to handle was because of how public the news was. The entire world knew. When they lost their second child, the secret miscarriage, the family was able to mourn in private.
Zara's bravery to come out and talk about such tragic news is being praised around the world. While her brother Peter Phillips and her husband Mike were very protective of Zara, she felt it was time to talk about it.
When she opened up about her two miscarriages she was praised by Ruth Bender-Atik, a national director of the Miscarriage Association.
“We are getting better at talking about what is still something of a taboo subject so it can be helpful; when someone in the public eye discusses their own experience as Zara Tindall has done," Bender-Atik said.
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