Meghan Markle has confirmed some very exciting career news

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Canada House on January 07, 2020 in London, England.
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Meghan Markle has announced that she is now an author, confirming she has written a children’s book inspired by Prince Harry and son Archie.

The Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her second child with husband Prince Harry, has announced she has written a children’s book.

This is one of the many business ventures the couple has launched since stepping down from their royal duties and moving to their new LA home

Since moving across the pond, Meghan and Harry have started their Archewell podcast, have struck a deal with Netflix, and sat down with Oprah Winfrey for their bombshell interview about life in the royal spotlight. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

Now Meghan has revealed she has written a children’s book called ‘The Bench’,  inspired by the bond between Prince Harry and their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The story is accompanied by lovely watercolour illustrations by award-winner Christian Robinson. Meghan will also voice the audio recording of the book, which is set to launch on 8th June. 

Releasing a statement about the career milestone, Meghan said, "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, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House

She continued, "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 make-up, as much as it does with mine."

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.