‘The Bench’ will be a touching story about the relationship between a father and son, as told through a mother’s eyes, and is illustrated by bestselling artist Christian Robinson. It will be published by Random House Children’s Books on 8th June.
“‘The Bench’ started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” the Duchess said.
‘That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolour illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.
“My hope is that ‘The Bench’ resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.'”
A media release reads: “Inspired by her own husband and son, The Duchess of Sussex’s debut touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between fathers and sons and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.
“Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort.”
Meghan currently lives with Harry and Archie – and their two dogs and brood of rescue chickens! – in her home state of California, and is expecting a baby girl in the coming months. She has previous writing experience, having run her lifestyle blog ‘The Tig’ before joining the royal family.
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