Meghan Markle Gives A Subtle Nod To Newborn Daughter Lili In New Children's Book 'The Bench'

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Jun. 8 2021, Published 12:07 p.m. ET

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Blink and you might miss it! Meghan Markle gave a subtle nod to her newborn daughter, Lilibet Diana, in her new book, The Bench, which was released on Tuesday, June 8.

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In the final illustration, Prince Harry is seen sitting on a bench alongside their son, Archie, while a woman — who looks like Meghan — is standing in the garden with a baby in a sling.

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The former actress, 39, seemingly included her animals — black Labrador Pula and beagle Guy — in the shot.

In May, the brunette beauty announced her new venture.

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"The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born," Meghan said via a press release. “That poem became this story. Christian [Robinson] layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor 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 makeup, as much as it does with mine."

Meghan also made sure to dedicate the book to her boys, writing, "For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump."

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Meghan and Harry announced the birth of Lilibet Diana on June 6 — two days after the Suits star gave birth in California.

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"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world," the couple wrote via their Archewell website.

"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital," the statement said, adding that the new tot weighs 7lbs 11 oz and "both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home."



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