Pregnancy reveal is one of the most exciting moments for parents-to-be and their families. But that’s rarely the case in the British royal family which has a hidden history of rejecting children with disabilities.
Royal Family’s Dark History with Disability
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry found out that they were expecting their first child, things weren’t as joyous as they should have been. By Queen’s orders, the expecting duchess was whisked away to a trusted maternity clinic where her unborn baby was tested for incapacities.
As shocking as it may sound, the maternity test is the norm in the royal family. Even Kate Middleton had to undergo it with all three of her pregnancies. The news of Meghan’s pregnancy was kept strictly under the lid until all tests came clear. It was a stressful time for Meghan and Harry who weren’t sure what the fate of their baby was going to be if the test didn’t go as expected.
The family has a history of rejecting children with disabilities. Even the Queen’s own cousins have secretly been locked up in a mental hospital after it was found that they were born with disabilities.
The world of medicine has seen some impressive advancement over the decades. Now it is even possible to know the baby’s genetic makeup and pick up any disabilities before its birth through a special maternity test.
This test has become mandatory for all royal women who are expecting. Meghan Markle was no exception to this rule. Since the royal family is quite closely related, the genetic pool is very small, making it more likely for any abnormalities to pass on to the offsprings.
Even though Meghan isn’t Royal blood, she still had to take the test as per the Queen’s command. Insiders reveal that the Duchess of Sussex was less than happy to find out about the disturbing royal protocol. But the Queen’s command was non-refutable, and there was nothing Markle could do to stop it.
There have been many horrifying accounts of royal children locked away from public due to their disabilities.
In the 1900’s when Queen Mary and George V found out that their fifth child, Prince John, had a learning disability. The couple sent him off to a remote residence in Nortfolk, England. He died at the age of 13, neglected by his own family.