Duchess of Sussex appears in new video to read book inspired by Prince Harry and son Archie

Meghan Markle reads aloud from book The Bench.
Screengrabbed Oct 27 from YouTube
Video by Brightly Storytime/ Penguin Randomhouse
Meghan Markle appears in a video reading aloud from her new children's book, The Bench. Credit: Brightly Storytime/ Penguin Randomhouse

The Duchess of Sussex has appeared in a video reading aloud from her new children's book inspired by husband Prince Harry and son Archie.

Meghan read from her first book The Bench for a video for Brightly Storytime, which is run by publisher Penguin Randomhouse.

She read for the clip in the garden of the couple's Santa Barbara, California mansion.

Watch Meghan Markle reads The Bench for Brightly Storytime.

Launching her debut earlier this year, Meghan said the book's themes were based on the interactions between fathers and sons.

She says in the video: "I wrote this as a poem for my husband and our son, Archie and then turned it into a book so you can enjoy it too."

The illustrations features a flame-haired character with a little boy who bear striking resemblances to Harry and Archie.

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Archie is now aged two and an older brother to Lilibet, who was born in June.

During the reading, Meghan introduces herself as the Duchess of Sussex, the royal title bestowed on her by the Queen when she married Harry, the Duke of Sussex.

The couple has since stepped aside from royal life, and live with their children in the United States.