Megan Markle is celebrating the success of her illustrated “The Bench” for children. The book which was released last week has reached number one on the New York Times bestsellers list in the category of children’s picture books. On the occasion, Megan Markle shone the light on the true meaning of the book.
Megan addressed the occasion on her and Prince Harry’s Archewell Foundation website on Wednesday. Firstly, the Duchess of Sussex thanked her fans and readers. She gave them her gratitude for, “supporting me in this special project.”
Markle said, “While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I’m encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere. She added, “In many ways, pursuing a more compassionate and equitable world begins with these core values. Equally, to depict another side of masculinity — one grounded in connection, emotion, and softness — is to model a world that so many would like to see for their sons and daughters alike. Thank you for supporting me in this special project.”
The children’s book “The Bench” by Megan Markle was released earlier this month. The illustrations for the book have been done by award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, which was published Random House Children’s Books. Moreover, the 39 year old author of the book Megan has provided an audio version the poem as well.
Megan had earlier explained that the book depicts the relationship and bond between a father and his son. She told that the book was inspired by a Father’s Day poem that she wrote for her husband in 2019, soon after their son Archie was born. She stated that the book is dedicated to “the man and the boy who made my heart go pump-pump.”
Now with the addition of their daughter Lili, Megan has also included their baby girl in the poem, which already gives references to Prince Harry and Archie.
The publisher Random House described the book as a portrait of “the special relationship between fathers and sons, through a mother’s eyes.”