Leaving a lasting mark! Meghan Marklenew children’s book, The Bench, had a special dedication to the father-son duo that inspired him – Prince harry and Archie!
“For the man and boy who make my heart race,” 39-year-old Markle wrote in The bank, which was released on Tuesday, June 8. The special inscription was written on the Suits alum calligraphy.
Meghan previously shared the message behind the book and the inspiration she drew from her own life with Harry, 36, and Archie, 2.
“The bank It started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie’s birth. That poem became this story, ”he shared in a May press release.
The former actress mentioned the impact that Christian robinsonArt added to the book.
“Christian overlaid some beautiful ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between parents and children from all walks of life,” explained Meghan. “This representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to represent this special bond through an inclusive lens.”
She concluded, “My hope is that The Bench resonates with all families, regardless of makeup, as much as it does mine.”
Robinson recently spoke about the unique collaborative process that went into creating The bank with the Duchess of Sussex.
“I connected with the manuscript and fell in love with the story”, the artist said Today on Tuesday June 8th. “Zoom is how we connected, and it was really surreal and exciting, and we were totally vibrating on that first Zoom.”
While the bond between Harry and Archie was what prompted the beginning of the book, Robinson explained that it was about making it identifiable to all readers.
“The origin is in a specific bank where Meghan watched Harry and Archie come together, but it was important for both of us to make sure this story connected with as many readers as possible,” he said. “So there is also diversity in the types of banks that we see in this book.”
For Robinson, the experience of working in The bank It was “like a ray of light” and Meghan apparently shared the same sentiment.
“I got a message back, that she was effusive with many of the images and illustrations,” she revealed. “I had to google what ‘effusive’ meant, but it means really excited and grateful, and that meant everything to me.
While the picture book was originally inspired by her husband and son, Meghan also made sure to honor her daughter.
The couple’s daughter, Lilibet, who was born on Friday, June 4, made an appearance in The bank next to his mother. One of the illustrations shows Meghan holding a baby in a sling while standing in an orchard, with Harry and Archie nearby.
Harry and Meghan shared the exciting news about the new addition to their family on Sunday, June 6.
“On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili,” the couple wrote on their Archewell website at the time. “She is more than we could have imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have felt around the world. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family. “