Home » Royalty » British Royal Family Why Meghan Markle has an exciting week ahead of her – details > The Duchess of Sussex’s debut children’s book, The Bench, will be released next week The Duchess of Sussex has a very exciting week ahead of her – her debut book is being released in a matter of days. It was announced in May that Meghan has penned her very first children’s story, The Bench, which will be published by Random House Children’s Books on Tuesday 8 June. The book was inspired by Meghan’s husband Prince Harry and their firstborn Archie. It’s about the “special bond between father and son – as seen through a mother’s eyes”. Beautifully illustrated by bestselling artist, Christian Robinson, one picture in the book shows a weeping woman watching through a ground floor window as a red-haired soldier, in army combat uniform, throws his son in the air, having just returned home after a lengthy period away. Last month, Harry and Meghan celebrated Archie’s second birthday, sharing a new photo on their Archewell website of the little boy holding a huge bunch of balloons. The couple also marked their third wedding anniversary on 19 May. The Duchess is due to give birth to a baby girl this summer, who will be eighth-in-line to the throne after her big brother Archie The Sussexes live in Montecito, Santa Barbara after stepping back from royal duties in March 2020. HELLO!’s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.