Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, writes children’s book based on Harry and Archie

London: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is to publish a children’s book called The Bench, publisher Random House Children’s Books said on Tuesday.

The book, about the relationship between a father and son, is based on her husband Prince Harry and the couple’s child Archie.

Meghan’s children’s book is based on Harry and Archie.Credit:Getty Images

The book is the latest venture by Meghan and Harry since they stepped down from royal duties and moved to Los Angeles last year with Archie, who celebrates his second birthday on May 6.

Illustrated by Christian Robinson, The Bench will be published on June 8, with Meghan also narrating an audiobook version.

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 said in a statement.

“My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

Meghan, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, is not the first royal to venture into the world of children’s literature.

Heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles wrote The Old Man of Lochnagar based on stories he used to tell his young brothers, while Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has also penned a number of children’s stories.

Meghan and Harry have rarely been out of the media spotlight since they gave an explosive interview to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey in February, accusing one unnamed royal of making a racist remark and ignoring her pleas for support.

Harry returned to Britain for the first time since that interview for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip last month.


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