Meghan Markle arrives to read her own picture book The Bench to kids at Harlem school on New York tour


MEGHAN Markle has arrived at a school in Harlem to read schoolchildren her own book The Bench.

Prince Harry will be joining the Duchess at P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson school on day two of their three-day tour of New York City.

Meghan will be reading her own book The Bench to schoolchildren in Harlem today

During the visit, Meghan is expected to read her book, The Bench, to a class of second graders and will be shown a mural painted by fourth and fifth graders.

Meghan, 39, claims it was inspired by a poem she wrote for Harry on his first Father’s Day and a “love story” of him and Archie.

The New York event is the first time Meghan has appeared at a public event since giving birth to Lilibet in June.

The Duke and Duchess began their NYC tour on Thursday with a visit to the One World Observatory, joining New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

The couple are next expected to broadcast live from Central Park for a Global Citizen Live event to promote the Covid vaccine on Saturday.

It is part of a number of shows being held in cities as varied as London to Lagos by the organisation Global Citizen, with artists like Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Metallica and Coldplay scheduled to perform.

Meanwhile, Meghan beamed at a reporter who – unsure of how to address the royal at New York City’s One World Observatory yesterday – blurted out “Madam Duchess, are you enjoying your time in New York?”.

Meghan took the blunder in her stride, graciously smiling and replying: “It’s wonderful to be back thank you.”

She was later seen repeating the term to her husband, who also smiled.

The Sussexes’ titles are clearly proving a stumbling block across the pond.

Traditionally, all Royal Family members are addressed as “Your Royal Highness” before either Sir or Ma’am.

The couple stopped using their “Royal Highness” styles after stepping down as working members of the Firm.