Meghan Markle is to release a children’s book titled “The Bench” inspired by her husband Prince Harry’s bond with their son Archie, the couple’s foundation announced Tuesday. The book is out on June 8 as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, awaits the birth of her second child.
“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,” Meghan said in a statement. She said the book aimed to capture “the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life.” Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that The Bench will be released June 8. It is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson and Meghan will narrate the audiobook edition. The book features a diverse group of fathers and sons and moments they share, according to a statement announcing the release. The book is one of several projects that Meghan and Harry have announced since stepping away from Royal duties in early 2020. Meghan, the actor formerly known as Meghan Markle, narrated the Disney nature film Elephant and the couple has a Netflix deal.