Meghan Markle writes children’s book, ‘The Bench,’ inspired by Prince Harry, their son Archie! Meghan Markle has written her first children’s book in honor of her husband Prince Harryand their firstborn Archie.
“Duchess Meghan has written her first children’s book, The Bench, about the special bond between father and son-as seen through a mother’s eyes,” Omid Scobie, royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar and “Finding Freedom” author tweeted on Tuesday.
“It’s out June 8 and is inspired by Prince Harry and Archie’s close relationship,” he shared. “The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson.”
Scobie also noted that the Duchess of Sussex will narrate the audiobook.
“‘The Bench’ started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” said the 39-year-old in a statement, as quoted by Scobie. “That poem became this story. 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.”
“My hope is that ‘The Bench’ resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine,” the former “Suits” star added.
Amazon revealed that the book, aimed for ages 3-7, is currently available for pre-order.
“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,” publisher Random House Books for Young Readers shared in a statement listed on Amazon.
Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry’s joint mental health TV series to be released this month
Winfrey, 67, discussed her joint venture with the Duke of Sussex while appearing on “The Drew Barrymore Show” alongside psychiatrist Dr. Bruce D. Perry.
“I want to just say that Dr. Perry and I have been also, for the past two years, along with Prince Harry and Apple, we’ve been working on this mental health series that’s coming out in May on Apple,” Winfrey said (via Daily Mail).
According to the outlet, the series will be a show about “mental illness and mental wellness.” It was first announced back in April 2019 and Harry has been named as a “co-creator and executive producer” of the series.
Reports say the series was initially to be released in 2020 but was hit with delays due to the ongoing pandemic. It doesn’t appear a set date has yet to be shared by the streamer. A rep for Apple TV+ did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
Winfrey discussed the series and how it came to fruition back in 2019 in a chat with her friend Gayle King.
“I asked [Prince Harry] the question, ‘What do you think are the most important issues facing the world right now?’ and he said, ‘There are two,'” Winfrey recalled via the outlet. “He said climate change and mental wellness, mental fitness and mental health.”
Meanwhile, Harry spoke to the significance of the series in 2019 with podcast host and journalist Bryony Gordon.
“If the viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps the experience, then it could save lives, as we will focus on prevention and positive outcomes,” Harry said at the time.
Harry added that he and Winfrey have held discussions with experts and plan to present “the facts and science” that exist around mental health.
This is certainly not the first time Winfrey and Harry have combined forces. Back in March, nearly 50 million people around the world tuned into Winfrey’s two-hour sit-down interview with Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.
In the interview, Markle, 39, said a member of the royal family discussed the color of her and Harry’s then-unborn son’s skin. Prince Harry later revealed it was not Queen Elizabeth nor his grandfather, Prince Philip, who made the remark. The Duke of Sussex also said he’d never reveal the family member’s identity.
Harry also told Winfrey there’s currently “space” between him and his brother Prince William. He also claimed his father, Prince Charles, had stopped taking his calls.
Winfrey later called it a “powerful” interview due to the couple’s ability to be “open,” “vulnerable” and “truthful.”
Duchess Meghan has written her first children’s book, The Bench, about the special bond between father and son—as seen through a mother’s eyes. It’s out June 8 and is inspired by Prince Harry and Archie’s close relationship. The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson. pic.twitter.com/E2633kGCAA— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 4, 2021
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