The Duchess of Sussex has written a deeply personal account of suffering a miscarriage. In an opinion piece titled The Losses We Share for the New York Times, the Duchess, 39, revealed that she had lost her unborn, second child in July. She described the experience as “an almost unbearable grief experienced by many but talked about by few”. She noted that despite the “staggering commonality of this pain”, the subject remains taboo, “riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.” And she suggested that she decided to speak out in order to encourage others to do the same, to encourage others to listen and in doing so, lighten the load for others who are grieving. The Duchess is described in her byline as "a mother, feminist and advocate," indicating how she defines her new role away from the Royal Family. 'I knew, as I clutched my firstborn, that I was losing my second' In the 1,075-word opinion piece, the Duchess revealed that she had begun the day like any other, before suffering a sharp stomach pain and realising instantly that she was losing her baby. She wrote: “It was a July 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.