Meghan Markle has written a loving dedication to her husband Prince Harry and son Archie in her new book The Bench.

The Duchess of Sussex's debut children's book is, which focuses on the father-son relationship as seen through a mother's eyes, is out on Tuesday.

The idea for the book came from a poem Meghan wrote for Harry on his first Father's Day.

And now a sneak peek inside the book shared online shows several drawings that appear to be of Harry and Archie, along with the family's two dogs and their chickens.

The book's inscription, reproduced from a hand-written note, reads: "For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump."

She explained how the idea for the book came about.

She said: "The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father's Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story."

She added: "My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

The 34-page picture book, published by Random House Children's Books, has been illustrated by award-winning artist Christian Robinson, and Meghan narrates the audiobook version herself.

Meghan has said: "Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolour 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."

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Photographer Gray Malin – a close friend of the Duchess of Sussex – received a copy of the book on Friday.

Meghan wrote in a personalised note: "Dear Gray, from one parent to another – all my love from my family to yours. As ever Meghan."

Posting a short clip of the book cover and its first two pages on his Instagram stories, Mr Malin wrote: "Received some royal mail. Congrats on your new book, M!"

A press release says the book “touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between fathers and sons and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family”.

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