Meghan Markle's book shows Harry lookalike saying 'when life feels in shambles – you'll help find order' amid Royal rift
MEGHAN MARKLE’S new book appears to make a veiled reference to Royal Megxit rift – showing a Prince Harry lookalike saying 'when life feels in shambles, you'll help find order.'
Inside Meghan's 34-page book The Bench, the illustrations give a fresh glimpse into the Sussexes' "authentic" life at their LA home.
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The book shows a Harry lookalike playing with a little boy, and fixing a toy dinosaur along with the words “when life feels in shambles, you’ll help him find order.”
The choice of words seems to make reference to the fallout the couple experiences after they stepped down as senior royals.
Prince Harry and Meghan both made serious allegations against senior members of the Firm in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Harry has also launched scathing attacks on his own father, Prince Charles, claiming that he caused him to “suffer” and didn’t “make it right” after his mother died in 1997.
Images in the book also show new-born Lili cradled in Meghan’s arms as she walks through a vegetable patch as Harry feeds chickens with two-year-old Archie.
Another drawing shows a father and his son in pink ballet tutus practising their stretches inside the £12.99 children's book.
The Duchess’ pen name is given as: "Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex" and she will also narrate an audiobook of the tale.
Meghan said: "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.
"Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolour 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.
"My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make up, as much as it does with me."
Further photos from inside the book shows a boy being lifted into the air by a red-headed dad in military uniform as a woman weeps from the window.
The Bench was expected to be released to the public on June 8 – but is already at risk of flopping after Waterstones pulled its publisher's books from displays in a row over supply.
Her publisher Penguin Random House is in a spat with Waterstones, the Telegraph reported.
Penguin Random House has reportedly limited the credit they give to Waterstones – meaning the bookseller can only buy a certain amount from the publisher.
In response, Waterstones has yanked Penguin Random House books from its displays at 283 stores across the UK.
The Duchess of Sussex penned The Bench after originally writing a poem for Harry's first Father's Day from Archie.
A picture of the book shows a watercolour by award-winning artist Christian Robinson of a bench under a tree surrounded by birds.
Her book goes on sale as Meghan and Harry welcomed Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor into the world on Friday – as they announced the birth of their daughter in a post on their website, Archewell.
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