Meghan Markle’s book The Bench is out of stock at Queen’s online store
The Duchess of Sussex’s picture book, The Bench, is not in stock at the Queen’s online store.
The Royal Collection online store has a whole ‘story time’ section of ‘delicious’ children’s books.
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They include Paddington at the Palace for £ 6.99 and even Peppa Pig Meets the Queen for £ 4.99. But the title of the Duchess of Sussex – who crashed into Amazon’s top 100 – is not one of them.
Meghan, 39, claims he was inspired by a poem she wrote for Harry on her first Father’s Day and a ‘love story’ of him and Archie.
The picture book tops the New York Times bestseller list for children’s picture books, but has only sold 3,212 copies in the UK in its first week since its publication on June 8 .
But has plunged more than 95 places in a week to drop out of Amazon’s UK top 100 books, with the company slashing its price by nearly 40%.
A post on the children’s books section of the Royal Collection Trust website reads: “Put the kids to bed with a bedtime story from the official Royal Gift Shop.
Telling stories about finding the Queen for the perfect birthday crown to wear for her party, Paddington Bear’s visit to Buckingham Palace or when Peppa Pig met the Queen.
“These books are full of colorful illustrations and delightful stories that are sure to inspire children.”
Meghan says The Bench is inspired by watching her husband and their two-year-old son Archie.
The former Hollywood actress, 39, put her book up for discussion with an American radio station last month, which was her first interview since the birth of her second child, Lilibet.
Meghan said the poem that runs through her book is inspired by the relationship between her husband and their son Archie.
She said: “I find it often, and especially over the past year or so, I think a lot of us have realized how quiet it is,” she said.
“It was definitely times like that, looking at them out the window and watching [my husband] just, you know, rocking it to sleep or carrying it or, you know… these lived experiences, from my observation, are the things that I have infused into this poem. She added, “It’s a love story.
“It’s really about growing up with someone and having that deep connection and that trust so that, whether it’s in good times or bad, you know you have that person.”