Meghan: Duchess writes children’s book inspired by Harry and Archie’s father-son relationship
Written by Hitmix News on 5 May 2021
The Duchess of Sussex has written a children’s book inspired by the relationship between her husband Prince Harry and their son Archie.
Called The Bench, Meghan’s debut publication for youngsters is about the special bond between a father and son – as seen through a mother’s eyes.
Random House Children’s Books announced the illustrated book will go on sale on 8 June and features work by award-winning artist Christian Robinson, with the duchess narrating the audiobook.
Image: The book is illustrated by artist Christian Robinson
Meghan, who is expecting a daughter in the summer, 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.
Image: Meghan wanted the book to capture the ‘warmth, joy and comfort’ of the father-son relationship
“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 mine.”
Image: Harry and Meghan’s son Archie turns two on Thursday
Her son Archie celebrates his second birthday on Thursday while husband Harry appeared at a concert in California at the weekend and called for vaccines to be “distributed to everyone everywhere”.