Entertainment Meghan reveals 'special detail' that pays tribute to Princess Diana 'tucked within' her new children's book
10 Times Royals Broke Protocol and Made Their Own Rules
Princess Diana was famous for breaking with stuffy royal protocol, but she is not the only royal to bend the rules.The lives of royals are governed by strict rules and traditions, covering everything from the order they walk into the room to how much physical contact they have with strangers.
Thehas revealed the "special detail" hidden inside the pages of her new children's book that pays tribute to .
Meghan's first foray into children's literature is through The Bench, a story that began as a poem the duchess wrote to her husband.
"In this story, I'm observing this love between my husband and our son and imagining what it will be as they have more shared moments as our son gets older," Meghan told National Public Radio's Samantha Balaban for the series Picture This.
Princess Diana would've stopped Harry's Oprah interview, says close friend
Princess Diana's close friend Dr. James Colthurst believes that she would not have let her son Prince Harry do his tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey if she were still alive. © Bang Showbiz The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Dr. James Colthurst had a 20-year friendship with the Princess of Wales and he is sure that she would have prevented her son and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, from ever getting to the stage where they felt they needed to sit down on TV with Oprah, 67, and publicly air their grievances with the British royal family.
"So from scraping a knee to having a heart broken, whatever it is, that they always reset at this bench and have this moment to bond."
Meghan said award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson included small details in the book that her son Archie would pick up on, and subtle nods to the late Princess Diana.
"Just all of those little Easter eggs or nuggets that are tucked within the book - I mean, there's a lot," Meghan explained.
"If people start digging, I think you can find sweet little moments that we've tucked in there, from my favourite flower, even my husband's mum's favourite flower, forget-me-not's - we wanted to make sure those were included in there.
Meghan's book reaches top spot on prestigious list as duchess praises 'another side of masculinity'
The Duchess of Sussex has thanked readers for helping to make her children's book become a bestseller.The Duchess of Sussex has thanked readers for helping to make her children's book become a bestseller.
"There's a lot of special detail and love that went into this book."
For Meghan's first Mother's Day in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a photo of baby Archie's foot taken in front of a bush of Forget-Me-Nots.
The photo was posted to the couple's now-defunct Instagram account with the caption, "Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honour and celebrate each and every one of you".
In her interview with US radio – the first since speaking with Oprah Winfrey in March - Meghan also revealed Archie has a "voracious appetite for books".
"And, constantly, when we read him a book, he goes, 'Again, again, again'," she said.
"But now the fact that he loves The Bench and we can say 'Mummy wrote this for you' feels amazing."
When we'll get the first photos of Lilibet
As soon as the world heard that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's baby girl, Lilibet Diana, had arrived, fans went into immediate overdrive. One question was on everyone's minds - when will we see the first photos? As soon as the world heard that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's baby girl, Lilibet Diana, had arrived, fans went into immediate overdrive. Unpacking everything from her name, to what Harry and Meghan had said about her, to the very place Meghan had welcomed the little one.
The Bench also features illustrations that have led many to believe Meghan is trying to send a message about how Prince Harry really feels about having to give up his beloved military titles, which were a condition he and Meghan reached with Queen Elizabeth under their 'Megxit' deal in February.
One of images shows a red-haired man dressed in Army fatigues running to hug his son, who has the same hair colour.
The book also features illustrations of Prince Harry and Archie feeding the family's chickens within the grounds of the family's Montecito mansion.
Meghan is shownin a baby sling while walking through the garden's vegetable patch.
While the book opens and ends with depictions of Meghan's family, there is a diverse range of fathers and sons depicted throughout the story.
"This story that I wrote for my husband and son could really be your story also," Meghan said.
"You know, growing up, I remember so much how it felt to not see yourself represented.
"So 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."
Diana's personal astrologer and Hillary Clinton feature in new documentary .
Former US first lady Hillary Clinton and Princess Diana's personal astrologer will appear in a new documentary being released ahead of what would have been the royal's 60th birthday next week. Diana at Sixty will take a look at the life of the Princess of Wales and the incredible legacy she left behind after she was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997, aged just 36. "[The film] chronicles the life of Lady Diana Spencer, the young woman who married a prince, but who went on to become an internationally loved princess in her own right," a press release for the documentary says.