Meghan Markle’s Use Of Royal Title “Duchess Of Sussex” On Her New Book Sparks Outrage

The front cover of the book pictures a bench and a tree with birds around... and the title of the blood boldly written '"The Bench" by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.'

Meghan Markle Use Of Duchess Of Sussex Title On Her New Book Spark Outrage - SurgeZirc FR
Meghan Markle Use Of "Duchess Of Sussex" Title On Her New Book Spark Outrage / Photo credit: Getty Images/Random House

Meghan Markle recently announced she wrote a children’s book about the special bond between fathers and sons as seen from a mother’s perspective, with her royal title as “The Duchess of Sussex” printed on the front cover of the book… thereby sparking outrage among Britons.

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Meghan said her picture book, ‘The Bench,’ was inspired by a poem she wrote to her husband, Prince Harry on Father’s Day… a month after their son Archie was born as announced on Tuesday by the publisher Penguin Random House.

“’The Bench’ started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” Markle said in a statement, adding that the story is depicted through “an inclusive lens. … My hope is that ‘The Bench’ resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

The front cover of the book pictures a bench and a tree with birds around… and the title of the blood boldly written ‘”The Bench” by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.’

Meghan Markle Use Of "The Duchess Of Sussex" Title On Her New Book Spark Outrage - SurgeZirc FR
Meghan Markle children book titled: “The Bench” / Photo credit: Random House

The book was illustrated by artist Christian Robinson and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on June 8, 2021.

Britons are already fuming even before the release of the book over the use of ‘The Duchess of Sussex” with some saying they won’t buy the book even at a reduced price.

“I don’t know how many times we need to say this, it’s so repetitive. They have been abusing these titles from the get go. They don’t deserve them. Never have, never will. Will anyone listen to majority of the Great British people? Nope. Come July this book will reduce to 99p and I still won’t buy it,” someone wrote.

“The public has repeatedly called for the Queen and government to strip the Sussex pair of all titles etc and nothing has happened, the Queen buries her head in the sand when it suits her (Andrew is prime example) hoping it will all right itself unfortunately it won’t with the Sussex pair they are basically sticking two fingers up at the monarchy and government and this in itself is making the Queen look weak, she is putting family before country,” another Express UK reader fumes.

Another reader commented, “She should not be allowed to use the title ‘Duchess’ in any context, in any circumstances. Any and all titles should be withdrawn from this pair of freeloaders and seditionists. They wanted to leave, let them leave. They wanted privacy, stop giving them column inches. I believe the last book she owned still has many of the pictures not coloured in yet.”

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“As a West Sussex resident I don’t want her as the Duchess of anything least of all representing my county,” commented another.

“Surely now the Queen will do something about this greedy woman who is selling a book and using her title to do it,,,,,if this isn’t the last straw for the Royal family I don’t know what is,,,the Queen is doing herself no favours by ignoring the fact that Markle is using her title, and the people who’s taxes enable the Royal family to exst are getting wholly fed up with both Harry, and his wife exploiting there connection to the RF. It’s time they were stripped of everything that connects them to the RF.” Another reader said.

All quoted comments were published as collected from online readers without editing. 

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