Sarah Ferguson Supports Meghan Markle's New Book And Says 'She Should Be Respected'

After Meghan Markle announced in May that she will be publishing a children's book taking inspiration from her own son Archie, Sarah Ferguson showed her support

By Ingrid Mateos

- May 08 , 2021 - 08:36 hs
Sarah Ferguson & Meghan Markle

Sarah Ferguson & Meghan Markle (AP)

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle just announced she will be releasing a Children's book titled 'The Bench' which will be inspired by her husband Prince Harry and their son, Archie and it will be about the “special bond between father and son as seen through a mother’s eyes.”

While you love her or hate her, you cant' deny Meghan Markle is working hard to leave behind the Royal Family and all the struggles she faced while living with them since she revealed she had suicidal thoughts, and let's not mention those racist comments she said she received.


Now, it has been revealed that one of the most scandalous ex-royal members has come to the rescue and praised her work as a writer is no other than Sarah Ferguson, who as an author herself, has written around 70 titles. “To sit down and work hard to write a book, in any genre, should be supported and respected.” she then continued “To encourage literacy in general not just children’s books, is a love of mine and to encourage more women to delve into their creative selves and get a book out is very well done,” she said.

This is not the first time Sarah Ferguson speaks about Meghan Markle. The Duchess of York revealed her thoughts and said that she thinks Princess Diana, Harry's mother, would be proud of her sons and their wives. "Even before they got married, Diana would have been just literally going 'I can't believe these boys have done so well.’ They are such a credit to her. Incredible,” Fergie said in 2018 in an interview."She had this enormous compassion, and I honestly think she'd be so proud of the wonderful Meghan and Catherine, as well. She'd want to embrace them and say, 'You're doing well.'"

'The Bench' will be published by Penguin Random House and will also be released as an audiobook narrated by Meghan who, as a former actress, will know how to channel all the feelings. About the inspiration behind it, she said that “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband, [Prince Harry], on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” the Duchess explained. “That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life. This representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.”

After the news of the book, people were accusing her of plagiarizing another book. “Before you run out and waste money on the book by Harry’s wife, read ‘The Boy on the Bench’ by Corrinne Averiss and Gabriel Alborozo … The original,” one Twitter user wrote of the apparent likeness. However, Averiss spoke about it and denied it, and said they were different.

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