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Duchess of Sussex reportedly to author children’s book


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The Duchess of Sussex is to author a children’s book according to a report from The Sun. The book is under development with discussions about the theme; an animal lover, the favourite seems to be a book about animals – including her beloved dogs.

It is believed the proceeds from the book, when published, will go to charity.

Buckingham Palace has not commented on the reports.

This would not be the first time Meghan has worked on a book. Her first solo project as a member of the British Royal Family was the Together: Our Community Cookbook which benefited Grenfell Tower fire victims. For the cookbook, the Duchess penned the forward and put her full support behind the book which ended up raising over half a million pounds for survivors.

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About the children’s book, a royal source told The Sun, “Meghan is going to become a published author and is very excited about it. The plans are in the very early stages and won’t be formally announced for some time.

“But she’s very excited about the possibility and is passionate about the idea of a work of fiction for children. She loves animals and her rescue dogs so it’s very likely they will be incorporated into the story.

“Any book will absolutely not be some sort of tell-all about her life in the Royal Family.”

And before people say this is a break of protocol for a royal, earlier this year, Princess Madeleine of Sweden released her children’s book Stella and the Secret in Sweden (Stella och Hemligheten in Swedish) with the proceeds going to the World Childhood Foundation.

Stella and the Secret. Photo: Royal Court, Sweden

Madeleine’s aunt, Princess Christina, has also published a book “Days at Drottningholm” about her childhood and time at the palace.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.