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Britain’s Duchess of Sussex releases ‘The Bench’ a debut children’s book

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Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, released her debut children’s book on Tuesday, dedicating it to her husband Prince Harry and their two-year-old son Archie.

A copy of "The Bench", a children's book written by Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A copy of “The Bench”, a children’s book written by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

“The Bench”, which looks at the relationship between father and son through a mother’s eyes, hit bookstands days after the couple welcomed their daughter Lilibet Diana, named after Queen Elizabeth and Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, last week.

A copy of "The Bench", a children's book written by Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A copy of “The Bench”, a children’s book written by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Meghan has previously said the book, written with rhyming text, began as a Father’s Day poem she wrote for Harry shortly after Archie was born in 2019.

In a handwritten-like note inside the book, Meghan wrote: “For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump”.

A copy of "The Bench", a children's book written by Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A copy of “The Bench”, a children’s book written by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Meghan also narrates an audio version of the book, which features watercolour illustrations by artist Christian Robinson.

A copy of "The Bench", a children's book written by Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A copy of “The Bench”, a children’s book written by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, is displayed at a Waterstones store in London, Britain, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Harry and Meghan quit royal duties last year, leaving Britain for California, where they now live.

Courtesy: Reuters

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