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Arts Meghan Markle Is Publishing A Children's Book Inspired By Prince Harry And Archie

Meghan Markle Is Publishing A Children's Book Inspired By Prince Harry And Archie

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is set to publish a children's book, "The Bench" inspired by Prince Harry and son Archie (Photo: Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)
By Jianne Soriano
By Jianne Soriano
May 05, 2021
The Duchess of Sussex's first book, "The Bench", will explore the bond between father and son through a mother's eyes

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is publishing a children's book on June 8 which explores the special bond between father and son, seen through a mother's eyes. Markle draws inspiration from her life with Prince Harry and son, Archie.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Markle said The Bench started as a poem that she wrote for Prince Harry on Father's day, the month after Archie was born and added, "that poem became this story".

The book will be illustrated by award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. "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," Markle says.

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In publishing the book, Markle hopes that it "resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with [hers]". The upcoming book is not the Duchess' first experience with writing as she previously wrote for a lifestyle blog called The Tig. It was shut down when she began dating Prince Harry.

Publishers, Penguin Random House said that the book aims to evoke "a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion". "It 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," they added.

This children's book is just one of the new ventures that Markle and Harry have taken up after stepping away as senior members of the royal family in 2020. They launched their own charitable foundation, Archewell with Prince Harry joining mental health firm, BetterUp Inc., signing a deal with Spotify to create podcasts and producing the upcoming Netflix series about the Invictus Games.

See also: Find Out What The Royal Family Are Reading This Month With This New Instagram Account

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