Prince Harry Blaming A Newspaper For Meghan’s Miscarriage

In the last episode of Harry & Meghan, Prince Harry blames The Daily Mail for causing his wife to miscarriage in 2020.

By Sean Thiessen | Updated

When it comes to royal drama, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wear the crown. Their new Netflix series Harry & Meghan is setting viewership records for the streamer, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are using the platform to make their views known. Deadline reports the latest installment in the series includes Prince Harry drawing a direct connection between journalist harassment by the Daily Mail and his wife’s miscarriage in 2020.

In the sixth and final episode of the documentary series, Prince Harry was incisive in his criticism of the Daily Mail. In February of 2019, the Daily Mail’s sister paper, Mail on Sunday, published a letter that Markle had written to her father, whom she did not have a strong relationship with. Prince Harry claimed the stress of the incident, compounded by constant hounding from the Daily Mail, put so much stress and strain on Markle that it led to the loss of her pregnancy.

By his own admission, Prince Harry admits that there is no way to prove causation. In spite of that, he remains adamant that he witnessed the change in his wife’s health, citing Markle’s visible stress and lack of sleep during the period, and believes that the Daily Mail is, at least in part, to blame for the situation.

After Markle’s letter was published, she successfully sued Mail on Sunday’s publisher, Associated Newspapers. During the docuseries, Prince Harry asserted his belief that the Daily’s Mail’s boldness in publishing the letter in the first place came from their belief that the Royal Family would dissuade Prince Harry and his wife from taking legal action. Whether or not the news organization anticipated the Royal Family’s non-response, it is true that royal lawyers did not pursue legal repercussions on Markle’s behalf.

After that, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took matters into their own hands. Though they succeeded in the lawsuit, Markle said in the Netflix documentary that she believes that moment was the turning point for her and her husband’s withdrawal from the Royal Family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Things were already tense between Prince Harry, Markle, and the Royal in-laws. Markle identifies as mixed race, which, by her account, prompted several uncomfortable remarks from British news outlets and even members of the Royal Family. Though the English-speaking world is eating up the couple’s spilt tea on Netflix, others have criticized the show for misrepresenting certain aspects of the ex-Royals’ lives.

Despite the show’s perhaps biased perspective, Harry & Meghan trails only the smash hit Wednesday in the English language TV category on Netflix. The Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spotlight series sat at 81.5 million viewing hours in the week before its final block of episodes dropped on December 15. The numbers are unprecedented for a Netflix documentary, signaling a landmark moment for the streamer.

Before her marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was an actress in her own right. She held a long tenure on the USA Network hit Suits, and appeared in the 2011 comedy Horrible Bosses from director Seth Gordon. The last few years have been long for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with the royal limelight proving to shine more harshly for Markle than the lights in Hollywood; as for Prince Harry’s rather personal indictment of the Daily Mail, one can only hope that Markle can bounce back from any ill effects brought on by celebrity and lead the she life she wishes to live.