Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to release 1st children’s book

Meghan Markle (Photo: Harpo Productions / CBS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is releasing her first children’s book next month.

Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Bench,” a story about the moments a diverse group of fathers and sons share, will be out on June 8. Meghan will also narrate an audiobook edition.

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In a statement, Meghan says the book grew out of a poem she wrote for Prince Harry for their first Father’s Day, which was a month after their son Archie was born in May 2019.

“The Bench” is illustrated by Christian Robinson,” whose books include “Another” and “You Matter.”