Scottish Daily Mail
Ready for your Meg-time story?
As the Duchess of Sussex publishes a children’s book in verse, JAN MOIR pens her own affectionate parody
With pen in hand and heart on sleeve, the Duchess of Sussex has sallied forth and committed herself to the beautiful world of poetry and literature.
in a munificent invasion of her own privacy, the Duchess revealed that she gifted her husband with a poem on the first Father’s Day following the birth of their son, Archie.
O hail the imp of inspiration/the imaginative elf/for she went and wrote it/all by herself.
this poem became the basis of her children’s book the Bench, which focuses on the deep bond shared by father and son, often prodigious.
Perhaps soon she will write a companion book called Approach the Bench, focusing on the deep bond shared by father and daughter, often litigious.
in the spirit of fun, and to celebrate Meghan’s achievement, we have summoned up the mothers of invention and pulped the creative juices from the sermon lemons to reimagine her poem and affectionately parody her book — through a compassionate and inclusive lens, of course.