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Meghan Markle’s First Children’s Book About Bond Between Father’s and Sons

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*Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has announced that her first children’s book will explore the bond between fathers and sons. 

Set to be published this summer, Meghan said the book, titled “The Bench,” was inspired by a Father’s Day poem she wrote for her husband, Prince Harry.

“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” Meghan said in the press release from publisher Random House Children’s Books, PEOPLE reports. “That poem became this story.”

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The book is illustrated by Caldecott-winning artist Christian Robinson

“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 makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

In the press release, Meghan is described 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.” 

Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry, already the parents to son Archie, who turns 2 on Thursday, are expecting a baby girl this summer.

“The Bench” will be published on June 8.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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