The Duchess mentioned that “growing up, I remember so much how it felt to not see yourself represented,” in an interview with National Public Radio’s (NPR) Samantha Balaban.
“So any child or any family hopefully can open this book and see themselves in it, whether that means glasses or freckled or a different body shape or a different ethnicity or religion,” Meghan mentioned.
While the ebook opens and ends with depictions of Meghan’s household, there’s a diverse vary of fathers and sons depicted all through the story.
Earlier this yr Meghan and her husband Prince Harry sparked a heated dialog about racism, the British tabloid press and the royal household following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan’s ebook was printed final month. It is impressed by Prince Harry and their son Archie Harrison, and is about relationships between fathers and sons, depicted in quiet moments spent on benches.
Meghan mentioned that “especially in this past year,” in opposition to the backdrop of a world pandemic, that “so many of us realized how much happens in the quiet.”
“So, in this story, I’m observing this love between my husband and our son and imagining what it will be as they have more shared moments as our son gets older,” she mentioned.
“From scraping a knee to having a heart broken, whatever it is that they always reset at this bench and have this moment to bond,” Meghan added.
The ebook emerged from a poem and bench that Meghan gave Harry for his first Father’s Day. The interview, to be aired Sunday, marks the couple’s second Father’s Day.
Their daughter was named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose household nickname is Lilibet. Her center identify, Diana, was chosen to honor her late grandmother.
Meghan mentioned award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson included small particulars in the ebook that her son Archie would choose up on, and refined nods to the late Princess Diana.
“I think you can find sweet little moments that we’ve tucked in there — from my favorite flower, even my husband’s mom’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots,” mentioned Meghan.
“We wanted to make sure those were included in there. There’s a lot of, a lot of special detail and love that went into this book,” she added.
Harry and Meghan had been married in a lavish marriage ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, three years in the past.
They stepped again from their roles as senior working royals final yr, relinquishing their HRH titles, and now reside in Santa Barbara, California.