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    Meghan Markle Will Release Her First Children's Book, "The Bench," This Summer

    “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family."

    Meghan Markle is now a children’s book author!

    Meghan Markle is seen ahead of her visit with Prince Harry to the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland
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    Markle will be releasing her new book, titled The Bench, on June 8, which was inspired by a poem she wrote to her husband, Prince Harry, on his first Father’s Day as a dad to son Archie.

    Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle pose with their newborn son, Archie during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle
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    “That poem became this story,” the royal said in a press release, and she also gave her illustrator, Christian Robinson, credit for carving out her vision of Harry’s “special bond” with Archie perfectly.

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their baby son, Archie meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu  during their royal tour of South Africa
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    “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,” she said.

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, talks with students during a visit to Tupou College in Tonga in 2018
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    “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine,” she added.

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    Markle, who is currently pregnant with baby number two, is getting her book published by Random House Children’s Books in the US, Tundra Books, and Puffin Books.

    Meghan Markle attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey
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    I can't wait for The Bench to hit stores.

    Meghan Markle attends The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration, held at Buckingham Palace
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