Duchess Kate recently took to social media to give the results to her “5 Big Questions on the Under Fives” project. Some fans weren’t too pleased with this move because of the timing.
Last Wednesday, Duchess Meghan released an essay for "The New York Times” where she revealed that she’d suffered a miscarriage. The loss happened in July 2020, according to the royal.
A few days after Meghan’s heartbreaking revelation, Duchess Kate came online to share the findings of her “5 Big Questions on the Under Fives” project. The royal had been doing research for the project for nine years.
The aim of the project was to research things like family breakdowns, poor mental health, addiction, and how homelessness affects early childhood. In a clip on Twitter, Kate discussed the results.
Some royal fans felt Kate’s announcement didn’t come at the right time. One fan commented about the whole thing by casting a judgmental eye on Kate stating:
"I guess Meghan got way too much publicity/attention the other day and Kate got jealous.”
Another fan used the same criticism as the previous person sharing how Kate was trying to draw attention back to herself. A third person slammed Kate’s update asking if it was a coincidence that the royal suddenly had news to share just after Meghan opened up about her news.
Meghan’s miscarriage news came as a shock to everyone as she had never mentioned it before until now. In the essay, she opened up about the day the miscarriage happened to her.
The former actress revealed how she’d felt a sharp cramp while changing her first child’s diaper. Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are already parents to a baby boy, Archie.
Little Archie was welcomed after his parents were married on May 6, 2019. The Duchess continued her piece noting how she had dropped to the floor with her baby boy in her arms as the debilitating pain hit her suddenly.
Meghan recalled humming a lullaby, at the time, to try and keep them both calm. However, she shared how she knew and sensed that something was not right with what was happening to her.
According to an “Us Weekly” source at the time, Kate’s husband, Prince William, wasn’t happy with Prince Harry’s timing.
She admitted that she knew she was losing her second child as she clutched her first one. Her confession earned her an outpouring of love and support from fellow celebrities like Chrissy Teigen.
On January 8, 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they would be stepping down from their royal duties. The next day happened to be Kate’s birthday and her brother-in-law’s announcement overshadowed it.
According to an “Us Weekly” source at the time Kate’s husband, Prince William, wasn’t happy with his brother’s timing. The older royal brother allegedly felt the couple was rubbing salt into his wound.