Today Meghan Markle’s host Karl Stefanovic RIT for writing poetry for her husband Prince Harry – as she publishes her first children’s book on father-son relationships.
Today host Karl Stefanovic poked fun at Meghan Markle on Wednesday while discussing her new children’s book on father-son relationships.
The Channel Nine presenter, 46, couldn’t believe the book, titled The Bench, began as a poem the Duchess of Sussex wrote for her husband Prince Harry on Father’s Day.
As Nine’s American correspondent Amelia Adams explained the book’s origins, Karl seemed ludicrous that California-based Sussexes write poetry to each other in their spare time.
“In fact, they write poetry together! Today host Karl Stefanovic (left, with co-host Allison Langdon) poked fun at Meghan Markle on Wednesday while discussing her new children’s book on father-son relationships. Right: Nine’s US correspondent, Amelia Adams
The segment began with Karl’s co-host Allison Langdon questioning the words on her own autocue, compared to Meghan to the famous children’s author.
“ Meghan Markle joins the ranks of Roald Dahl and JK Rowling – oh, a stretch – in writing her first children’s book on the connection between fathers and sons, ” she said.
When Allison said an audiobook was also coming out, Los Angeles-based reporter Amelia couldn’t hide her sarcasm.
Not cool: As American correspondent Amelia Adams explained the book’s origins, Karl seemed ridiculous that the Sussexes wrote poetry for each other in their spare time.
“Yeah, can you imagine anything better?” I mean put it in the car, put it in the house when you cook dinner. Meghan’s soft tones … ” she said.
Back in today’s studio in Sydney, Karl slammed his desk and burst out laughing, then said, “They’re actually writing poetry together!
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is due to publish a children’s book The Bench next month on the relationship between a father and son based on her husband Prince Harry and the couple’s child Archie, the publisher announced on Tuesday.
The book is the latest venture for Meghan and Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, since they stepped down from royal duties and moved to Los Angeles last year with Archie, who is celebrating his second birthday this week.
Illustrated by California artist Christian Robinson, The Bench will be released on June 8, with Meghan narrating an audiobook version, publisher Random House Children’s Books said.
“ The Bench started out as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. This poem has become this story, ”the Duchess said in a statement.
“I hope The Bench resonates with all families, whatever their makeup, as much as mine.
Meghan, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, is not the first royal to venture into the world of children’s literature.
Heir to the throne, Prince Charles wrote The Old Man of Lochnagar based on stories he told his younger brothers, while Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, also wrote a number of stories for children.
Meghan and Harry have rarely been away from the media since giving an explosive interview to US talk show host Oprah Winfrey in February, accusing an anonymous royal of making a racist and ignorant remark her calls for help when she was feeling suicidal.
Harry has returned to Britain for the first time since this interview for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip last month.