Meghan Markle Is Releasing Her First Children's Book This Summer

The bond between Prince Harry and their son inspired her.

It looks like Meghan Markle is adding "children's author" to her already stacked resume.

The Duchess of Sussex announced on Tuesday that her first children's book, The Bench, will be hitting the shelves early this summer, and it was inspired by the relationship between her husband, Prince Harry, and their first son, Archie.

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In a statement, Markle says the book started off as a poem she wrote for her husband about a month after their son was born, and it tells the story of a father and son's relationship as seen by the mother with the help of beautiful watercolor illustrations made by Christian Robinson.

"That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor 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," said Markle, "My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine."

The book is being released June 8 and can be found at book shops around the country as well as Target, Amazon and Walmart.*

*This article has been updated.

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