It’s been a remarkable journey for Meghan Markle; The Duchess of Sussex, since announcing her decision to step down from the royal family last year.
The mother of one has been in the News recently alongside Prince Harry for a good number of positive undertakings and projects.
Meghan and Prince Harry, whom agreed top deals with social media streaming giants Netflix and Spotify in recent months, had set the stage for even more with the Duchess announcing the release of her book; ‘The Bench’ last week.
It’s not the first time Meghan has shown her prowess in writing. In November 2020, Meghan Markle had penned her grief after suffering a miscarriage. This was written as an op-ed for The New York Times.
‘The Bench’, her recent work, is published by Random House and illustrated by Christian Robinson – a Caldecott-winning artist. It focuses on the integrity and need for family bonds, especially between fathers and sons, using a third party description technique by moms.
According to Meghan Markle, she first got hold of the need to write this children’s book in 2018’s Father’s Day – a time when Prince Harry started his fatherhood journey.
“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story.” She said.
Meghan reiterated the importance of working with Christian Robinson, to ensure the book touches numerous concepts on people and stories of various areas of life. The illustration had played a key role in accomplishing this.