Meghan Markle included newborn

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Meghan Markle included newborn daughter in new children’s book

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn daughter also makes an appearance in the Duchess’ debut children’s book.

Meghan Markle included newborn

Image: RealTimeImages

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex’s debut children’s book, The Bench, features a nod to her newborn daughter.

A look at The Bench

The actress-turned-royal and her husband Prince Harry welcomed Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on 4 June 2021, with the couple calling the new arrival “more than we could have ever imagined”.

Just days after giving birth, Meghan released her first-ever book on Tuesday, 8 June and in one of the illustrations by California-based artist Christian Robinson, the tot – known as Lili – is shown being cradled in her mother’s arms.

According to Meghan, she was inspired by a poem she wrote for her husband on Father’s Day 2019, a month after their son Archie was born, with the verse exploring the “special bond between father and son” as “seen through a mother’s eyes”.

The book features an illustration of Harry and Archie, sitting on a bench feeding the family’s rescue chickens, which are housed at their mansion in Montecito, California. Meanwhile, a woman wearing a sun hat, representing Meghan, stands in a garden with baby Lili in a sling. Even the family’s beloved animals were included: the scene shows their two dogs, a beagle named Guy and a black Labrador named Pula, according to People.

What’s more, Meghan, also references her many animals in her biography in the back of the book.

“Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, is a mother, wife, feminist, and activist,” it says. “Through the nonprofit work of the Archewell Foundation, she and her husband are committed to activating compassion in communities across the world. She currently resides in her home state of California with her family, two dogs, and a growing flock of rescue chickens.”

An inscription from Meghan

And she has dedicated the publication to father and son, writing in the inscription: “For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump.”

The couple previously thanked fans for their support and well wishes after the baby’s arrival.

In a statement posted on their Archewell website, they wrote: “She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”