A touching gift! Meghan Markle revealed what she got husband Prince Harry for Father's Day in her first interview since her Oprah Winfrey chat aired in March.
"As most of us do, you go, what am I going to get them as a gift?" Meghan, 39, told NPR — which was recorded before she welcomed daughter Lilibet Diana — when talking about her children's book, The Bench.
"And I thought I just wanted something sentimental and a place for him to have as a bit of a home base with our son," she added.
As a result, Meghan got her husband a bench, which also came with a plaque that has a poem on it. "This is your bench," the poem reads. "Where life will begin/ For you and our son/ Our baby, our kin."
The former actress continued to talk about her latest venture and how she got the idea for her book.
"I often find, and especially in this past year, I think so many of us realized how much happens in the quiet," she said. "It was definitely moments like that, watching them from out of the window and watching [my husband] just, you know, rock him to sleep or carry him or, you know ... those lived experiences, from my observation, are the things that I infused in this poem."
"It's really just about growing with someone and having this deep connection and this trust so that, be at good times or bad, you know that you had this person," she shared. "Growing up, I remember so much how it felt to not see yourself represented. 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."
She added, "I really hope that people can see this as a love story that transcends the story of my family."
The Bench details a special bond between a father and a son, which was inspired by Harry's relationship with his son, Archie.
The book a New York Times best seller this past week. "While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I'm encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere," Meghan wrote on the Archewell website. "In many ways, pursuing a more compassionate and equitable world begins with these core values. Equally, to depict another side of masculinity — one grounded in connection, emotion, and softness — is to model a world that so many would like to see for their sons and daughters alike. Thank you for supporting me in this special project."