Have your say: Would you read or buy Meghan Markle's children's book?

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Inspired by the relationship between Prince Harry and son Archie, Meghan Markle's first children's book is set for release next month.

The book deal comes after the Sussexes signed a lucrative contract with Netflix and Spotify, rumoured to the worth more than £100 million.

Meghan’s debut publication for youngsters is called The Bench and is about the special bond between a father and son — as seen through a mother’s eyes.

Watch: Meghan Markle's new book inspired by Harry, Archie

The illustrated publication will go on sale on 8 June and features work by award-winning artist Christian Robinson, with Meghan – whose son celebrates his second birthday on Thursday – narrating the audiobook.

The release comes amid the continued fallout of Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which featured claims of racism within the Royal Family and led to an apparent rift between Harry and his brother.

The book, that has already hit the top of the Amazon book chart, is the second publication Meghan has been involved with after she became the driving force behind Together – a cookbook featuring recipes from Grenfell women.

Meghan, who is expecting a daughter in the summer, said of her first children’s book: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born…

“My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine.”

FEBRUARY 19th 2021: Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle The Duchess of Susex officially resign from all royal duties and will not return as working members of the royal family as confirmed by Buckingham Palace. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-178/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 9/25/19 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie visit Cape Town, South Africa.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating son Archie's second birthday. (Getty)

The Sussexes have started a new life together in Montecito, California, after stepping down as working royals for financial and personal freedom.

On Wednesday, Meghan won her copyright claim against the publisher of the Mail On Sunday over the publication of a handwritten letter to her estranged father.

She sued Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of the Mail On Sunday and MailOnline, over a series of articles which reproduced parts of a handwritten letter sent to Thomas Markle, 76, in August 2018.

She claimed the five articles, published in print and online in February 2019, misused her private information, infringed her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act.

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