News | Entertainment
14 Jun 2021 16:58
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    The Duchess of Sussex has written a children's book

    The former actress will release 'The Bench' - an illustrated story told through a mother's eyes - on 8 June 2021 and she's revealed the tale was inspired by the bond between her husband, Prince Harry, and their 23-month-old son Archie


    The book has been illustrated by artist Christian Robinson and Meghan - who is pregnant with the couple's second child, a daughter - hopes the story “resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine”.

    She said in a statement: “'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.”

    In a statement, Mallory Loehr, EVP & publisher of Random House Books for Young Readers Group, added: “Meghan’s touching text explores the relationship between fathers and sons and undeniably tugs at the heartstrings that parents and caregivers feel. Christian’s art beautifully matches the tender emotion of Meghan’s words, and every spread is infused with a vibrant sense of joy and love.

    "'The Bench' is timeless - it feels destined to become one of those books that people will be reading for generations to come.”

    Publishers Random House Children's Books described 'The Bench' as a story which “touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between fathers and sons and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family”.

    A news release added: “Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, 'The Bench' gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons - moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort."

    The duchess has also narrated an audiobook version of the story.

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     14 Jun: The Backstreet Boys turned down the chance to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show
     14 Jun: Jennie Garth and Luke Perry were put into a zoo cage to escape fans
     14 Jun: Chrishell Stause has offered to help Jennifer Lopez find a new home
     14 Jun: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will distribute 2,000 copies of her children's book to schools and libraries at across the US
     14 Jun: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer would "love" to return to 'True Blood'
     14 Jun: Amanda Kloots has claimed she wasn't a "good wife" to her late husband Nick Cordero
     14 Jun: Dwyane Wade thinks raising a transgender daughter has helped him to "grow"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Lydia Ko's coach Sean Foley has been recognised in the New Zealand golf awards More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Concerns over a shortage of construction workers More...



     Today's News

    Netball:
    Northern Mystics coach Helene Wilson's ignoring the number sitting next to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on the points table ahead of their ANZ Premiership netball match this evening 16:46

    Entertainment:
    The Backstreet Boys turned down the chance to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show 16:30

    Rugby League:
    There's no bad blood between the Warriors and Ken Maumalo 16:16

    Entertainment:
    Jennie Garth and Luke Perry were put into a zoo cage to escape fans 16:00

    Rugby League:
    While Ken Maumalo prepares for a new step in his career, Kangaroos, New South Wales and Roosters captain Boyd Cordner has decided to retire 15:36

    Entertainment:
    Chrishell Stause has offered to help Jennifer Lopez find a new home 15:30

    Entertainment:
    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will distribute 2,000 copies of her children's book to schools and libraries at across the US 15:00

    Business:
    Concerns over a shortage of construction workers 14:56

    Law and Order:
    A woman will appear before the court almost a year after Arrowtown teen Allanah Walker's death in a car crash 14:56

    Entertainment:
    Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer would "love" to return to 'True Blood' 14:30


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd