The Duchess of Sussex announced that she’ll be publishing a children’s book called “The Bench” on 8 June this year.
The inspiration to write the book came from observing the beautiful relationship between Prince Harry, her husband, and their son Archie.
The book, which will be their latest venture by Meghan and Harry since they stepped down from royal duties and moved to Los Angeles last year, will be centered around a father-son relationship from a mother’s perspective.
“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,” the duchess, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, said in a statement.
Reknown artist Christian Robinson will illustrate the book. The book will also have an audio version which will be voiced by Meghan.
“My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine,” she added.
Other projects Meghan, Harry are involved in
The couple recently bagged multi-million Netflix and Spotify deals. They also launched Archewell Foundation, a non-profit to uplift and unite communities. They were inspired by the foundation to start a podcast.
Meghan has also voiced the Disney film, Elephant. Meghan who is a former actress and writer on her blog “The Tig” is getting her groove back. She might be back on our screens soon, who knows?
The couple’s relationship with the Royal Family
Prince Harry and The Duchess of Sussex have not completely cut ties with the Royal Family. There’s a page dedicated to Meghan’s profile as Duchess of Sussex on the family’s website.
Her profile reads, ” The Duchess of Sussex, born Rachel Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. The Duke and Duchess have one child, Archie Mountbatten- Windsor.”
The website also highlights that the couple stepped back as Senior members of the Royal Family. “They are balancing their time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor their duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and their patronages. Frogmore Cottage in the U.K. remains their family home,” it reads
The couple is expecting their second child later this year.