Meghan Markle started working on her new children's book before she stepped back from royal life
Meghan Markleis releasing her first children's book, "The Bench," on June 8.
- The book explores the bond between a father and son from the perspective of a mother.
- The Duchess of Sussex started working on the book before she stepped back from the
Meghan Markle is adding children's book author to her resume.
The Duchess of Sussex has written her first children's book, "The Bench," which will be published by Random House Children's Books in the US on June 8.According to a press release from the publishing company, "The Bench" is about the bond between a father and son from the mother's perspective. Christian Robinson, a Caldecott winner, illustrated the book.
Markle was inspired to write the book because of
Markle also spoke of the role Robinson's illustrations played in the book in the press release.
"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," Markle said."My hope is that 'The Bench' resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine," she added.
Mallory Loehr, the executive vice president and publisher for Random House Books for Young Readers Group, said that the book "undeniably tugs at the heartstrings that parents and caregivers feel."
"Christian's art beautifully matches the tender emotion of Meghan's words, and every spread is infused with a vibrant sense of joy and love," Loehr went on to say. "'The Bench' is timeless - it feels destined to become one of those books that people will be reading for generations to come."The announcement comes just after Prince Harry's first public appearance since Prince Philip's funeral, at the VAX LIVE concert.
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