Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to publish children's book 'The Bench'


The Duchess of Sussex has both Netflix and Spotify deals but add a children's book author to her resume.

Meghan, 39, has written "The Bench," a special book that will be released next month about the relationship between fathers and sons. The book is based on a poem the duchess wrote for her husband, Prince Harry, for Father's Day after their first child and son, Archie, was born.

Published by Random House Children's Books, the book will be illustrated by illustrator Christian Robinson.

"That poem became this story,” Meghan said as reported in the Associated Press. “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.”

According to the Random House website, the book will publish on June 8.

"This is your bench

Where you’ll witness great joy.

From here you will rest

See the growth of our boy.

In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family," the website writes.

Meghan has already narrated a documentary on elephants for Disney last year. Her and Prince Harry are expecting a baby girl sometime this summer.

All of this comes after a bombshell interview with Oprah in the United States over their decision to step back from royal life in 2020, allegations of racism and discussions around Meghan's mental health while being part of the British Royal Family.

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