Meghan Markle Is Making Her Debut As A Children's Book Author

The Duchess of Sussex's new book, The Bench, will hit shelves on June 8.

Meghan Markle can add a new accomplishment to her resume: children’s book author.

Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that the Duchess of Sussex will publish her first book, called The Bench, on June 8.

“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” Meghan said in a release shared with HuffPost. The book has been illustrated by The Last Stop on Market Street author and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson.

The cover of "The Bench."
The cover of "The Bench."

“Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life,” Meghan added.

“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.”

Meghan is no stranger to the world of publishing. In 2018, the Duchess of Sussex wrote the forward for a cookbook called Together: Our Community Kitchen, created by some of the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, who were affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.