Meghan Markle writes children’s book

Meghan Markle has written a children’s book called The Bench — about the relationship between father and sons.

The book, due out June 8 and selling for (US)$18.99, was reportedly inspired by a poem she wrote for Harry after their son Archie was born.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, said the book, which will be released simultaneously in the U.K. and U.S., was inspired by a poem she penned for Harry on Father’s Day — the month after Archie was born — and would explore the “special bond between father and son” as “seen through a mother’s eyes.”

The book will be published by Random House Children’s Books and illustrated by bestselling Californian artist Christian Robinson.

According to a publicity release, Markle wanted the story to be told through an “inclusive lens” and it will feature a “diverse group of father and sons.”

Markle will also narrate the audiobook, which costs $4.99.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle. Photo by Chris Jackson /Getty Images

It isn’t known if Markle has received an advance for the book and whether the proceeds will go to charity.

A press statement describes the Duchess of Sussex as a “mother, wife, feminist, and activist” who resides in her home state of California with her family, two dogs, and a “growing flock of rescue chickens.”