The British Royal Family was struck by "sadness" after learning of Meghan Markle's tragic miscarriage.

The Duchess shared her heartbreaking story today in a New York Times op-ed, revealing that she suffered the loss in July. Sometime since then, she and Prince Harry informed their families of the devastating news. For now, reports say the Royal Family has declined to comment, emphasizing that it is a private matter.

Royal "sadness" over Meghan's tragic miscarriage: Report

As People has reported, both Prince Charles's spokesman and Buckingham Palace said the loss is a "deeply personal matter," in choosing not to comment. But sources have told People and major outlets that there is "a lot of sadness around the family."

However, one royal who has commented is Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana and uncle to Prince Harry. While appearing today on Lorraine, the Earl Spencer agreed with host Lorraine Kelly's expression of sympathy to the couple, saying: "I can't imagine the agony for any couple of losing a child in this way. It's so very, very sad. And of course, I totally agree with you — all thoughts with them today."

Meghan Markle's heartbreaking New York Times essay

Today, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about her story in a New York Times op-ed, titled "The Losses We Share." In heartbreaking detail, she recalled the tragic day this past July when she felt a "sharp cramp" while holding 1-year-old Archie.

"I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," she wrote. Meghan hopes that in sharing her story, she's able to help others in their healing processes and encourage an openness to ask others, truly, if they are okay.