Meghan Markle pens children’s book inspired by Prince Harry and son Archie’s sweet bond

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Meghan Markle has written a children’s book inspired by her husband Prince Harry and Archie’s father-son bond.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, penned the book called The Bench, after writing a poem for the Duke of Sussex, 36, on Father’s day.

Meghan’s book features adorable water colour illustrations by award-winning artist Christian Robinson.

Speaking of the literature Meghan, who may have got royal protocol over Archie's title wrong, said: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father's Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story.

“Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolour illustrations that capture the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life.

“This representation was particularly important to me and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.

“My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make up, as much as it does with me.”

The book’s cover dons an illustration from artist Christian and shows the image of a bench underneath a green, leafy tree which has a little blue bird perched on one of its branches.

More little birds are seen placed in front of the bench, while a red-breasted bird is seen gluing away from the tree in the image.

On the front is the title and soon-to-be mum-of-two Meghan’s name as the author. It reads: ”The Bench By Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex”.

Meghan, who is said to have privately congratulated Kate Middleton and Prince William on their wedding anniversary, will also narrate an audiobook version of the story, which has been published by Random House Children’s Books.

Meghan’s children’s book will be released on Tuesday 8 June.

A media release of the book reads: “Inspired by her own husband and son, The Duchess of Sussex's debut touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between fathers and sons and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.

“Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort.”

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The statement also described Meghan as a “mother, wife, feminist and activist” who “currently resides in her home state of California with her family, two dogs, and a growing flock of rescue chickens”.

Meghan’s latest venture comes after her husband Prince Harry was given a standing ovation at the Vax Live concert in California on Sunday 2 May.

The 36 year old was added to the line-up of the Vax Live concert in California last week, alongside Meghan although she did not attend.

The Duke of Sussex received a standing ovation as he took to the stage to give a passionate speech about the coronavirus pandemic.

In the speech, Harry told the crowd: “Tonight is a celebration of each of you here, the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience and the millions of frontline heroes around the world.”

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