Meghan Markle Wrote a Children’s Book Inspired by Her Husband and Son’s Bond The Bench began as a poem Meghan wrote for Prince Harry on Father’s Day.
Meghan Markle Wrote a Children’s Book Inspired by Her Husband and Son’s Bond.
The Bench began as a poem Meghan wrote for Prince Harry on his first Father’s Day.Meghan Markle is the author of an upcoming children’s book inspired by Prince Harry and their son Archie, who was born in May 2019. Their daughter is expected to arrive this summer.The Bench, out on June 8, will explore the father-son bond seen through the eyes of a mother. The Bench “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,” according to Penguin Random House.In a statement, Meghan revealed that the children’s book began as a poem she wrote for her husband on Father’s Day the month after their son Archie was born. “That poem became this story,” she said.While the book is inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s family, the illustrations—drawn by Caldecott Award-winning artist Christian Robinson—depict families of all backgrounds.”Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor 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,” Meghan said. “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make up, as much as it does with mine.”Meghan will also narrate the audiobook version, in case you want the Duchess of Sussex to read your children a bedtime story. The audiobook will be released in the U.S. and Canada through the Listening Library.The crossover is fitting, as reading books appears to be a part of the Sussex family’s routine. In an Instagram video, Meghan read Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal to her son. Oprah had gifted Archie that particular book when he was born—it came complete with an “Archie’s Book Club” sticker!