Meghan Markle is about to be a published author.
On Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex announced that her first children’s book, The Bench, which explores the bond between fathers and sons as seen through a mother’s eyes, will be published on June 8.
In a press release, Meghan explained that the book was inspired by a Father’s Day poem she wrote for her husband, Prince Harry. The couple is parents to son Archie, who turns 2 on Thursday, and the couple is expecting a baby girl this summer.
“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.” Meghan said in the press release from publisher Random House Children’s Books.
The book follows a father and son’s “special bond,” told through the lens of a mother. Meghan stated in the press release that the story “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.”
“My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine,” the Duchess of Sussex said in a statement announcing the book.
Meghan is a longtime book lover and even talked about the sweet tradition of passing the love of reading onto your children.