ICYMI: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently welcomed their second child, Lilibet “Lily” Diana, who’s named after Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Diana. Although the couple haven’t released an official photo of the baby (at least not yet), they didn’t totally leave us in the dark.
Today, the Duchess of Sussex, 39, released her debut children’s book, The Bench, which is based on a poem she wrote to Prince Harry for Father’s Day. Not only does it show several illustrations that feature the Duke of Sussex and his son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, but it also offers a never-before-seen glimpse into their new lives as a family of four.
As well as welcoming baby Lilibet, Megan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, lands on shelves today!
This heartwarming celebration of the enduring love between fathers and sons is perfect for all the new dads this Father’s Day.https://t.co/XktxyMcBV3 pic.twitter.com/9A7CvC1pRK
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As Hello! magazine points out, one of the illustrations is an aerial view of the couple’s garden, where a red-bearded man (Harry) is feeding chickens alongside a mini version of himself (Archie). In the top right corner, a brunette woman (Meghan) is standing in a vegetable patch with a baby (Lili) swaddled across her chest.
The picture is likely inspired by the couple’s new California home, which is located in the Santa Barbara neighborhood of Montecito. During their tell-all conversation with Oprah Winfrey, they referenced their new additions to the family: a flock a rescue chickens, who seemingly made a cameo in the book.
We first learned about The Bench earlier this year when Markle announced that it was hitting bookshelves on June 8. “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,” she said in the press release. “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”
Keep the Lili cameos coming, Meghan.
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