Meghan Markle recently revealed that her first ever children’s book was inspired by her husband’s special bond with their son Archie.

In a statement released to the media to promote the upcoming book, the Duchess of Sussex relayed that the project began as a poem that she wrote for Prince Harry on the first Father’s Day after Archie was born, and that it became the story.


The book is illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Christian Robinson.

“Christian [Robinson] 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,” Markle continued. “This representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.”

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Markle says the book is inspired by the special bond between Harry and Archie

Markle expressed hope that “The Bench” resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does hers.

The book will be published by Random House Children’s Book, with Markle to narrate the audiobook edition. It will be released on 8 June.

The book is just one of the many projects that the former “Suits” star has been working on. Last month, she and Harry secured their first Netflix project – a documentary about the Invictus Games, an international sporting event founded by Prince Harry in 2014.

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The couple is currently expecting their second child