Meghan Markle reveals delight at ‘watching love blossom’ between ‘tender’ Prince Harry and Archie


MEGHAN Markle has revealed her delight at “watching the love blossom” between Prince Harry and son Archie.

In a touching Father’s Day message, the Duchess of Sussex described their relationship as “tender” and praised her husband for “leading by example”.

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Meghan Markle has revealed the joy she felt at ‘watching the love blossom’ between Harry and Archie
The duchess described her husband and son’s relationship as ‘tender’

It follows the release of her children’s picture book The Bench, which she said was a “love story” about growing with Harry in “good times or bad”.

Speaking publicly for the first time since welcoming their daughter Lilibet on June 4, Meghan said the story “transcends the story of my family”.

And the duchess added on her Archewell website: “When I first wrote these words — as a Father’s Day poem to my husband shortly after the birth of our first child, Archie — I never anticipated they would become something enjoyed in the homes of families around the world.

“My words echoed what I was witnessing at the time — the love I watched blossom between my husband and our baby boy, and the both simple and sacrosanct moments I imagined they would have for years to come.

“As I put pen to paper then, I felt it was uniquely our story that I was capturing.

“But as we have long known, sometimes the most personal stories can resonate the most universally, because it is through sharing and hearing others’ experiences that we feel even more connected to them.”

It comes as…

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She continued: “It became clear to me that the story of The Bench may have been for my husband and son, but it wasn’t simply about them; it was reflective of what so many other mothers and partners see in their other halves; the growing bond that I was in privileged observation of was universal. 

“The tenderness of the relationship between Harry and Archie, also role-modeled by millions of other families around the world, reveals, in its subtle quietude, that the moments of being as much as in doing, matter.

“They illustrate that when we teach our sons that there is strength in vulnerability, power in kindness, and beauty in showing emotion, that we create the basis for a more equitable world for everyone — not simply for boys and men but for women and girls.”

Meghan concluded her June 20 message by saying: “On this Father’s Day, we celebrate you: those who lead by example, who lead with love, and who recognize that the dad you are for your son today, defines the man he becomes tomorrow.”

Meghan released a Father’s Day message on her Archewell website

Meghan revealed her picture book The Bench is a ‘love story’ about growing with Harry in ‘good times or bad’

The Bench was released on June 8

The Bench was released on June 8 in the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.

Despite roaring success in the US, it failed to break the Top 50 in the UK for sales, shifting just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication.

But two-year-old Archie is said to be a huge fan, yelling ‘again, again’ every time his parents finishing reading it to him.