Prince Harry’s biographer has questioned the royal family’s ties to Britain after discovering a hidden message in his wife Meghan Markle’s book, The Bench.
Angela Levin, author of Harry: Biography of a Prince, appeared on Sky News on Tuesday and spoke to host Kay Burley about a specific illustration in Meghan’s first children’s book, where a red-haired soldier in an American uniform holds his young son aloft while a woman weeps from within. watching a window.
This is probably a reference to her and Harry, who served with the Blues and Royals in Afghanistan. The words were: ‘This is your couch, Where life begins, For you and our son, our baby, our relatives’.
The royal expert suggested the Duke of Sussex might feel alienated from Britain, explaining: “They clearly have a caricature of Prince Harry, red hair with his son. And he wears an American army uniform.
“Now there’s something else. Is it “I don’t want to be a Brit anymore?” Is it a mistake because they thought this is what an Englishman wears when he is in the army. It has all kinds of allusions and separate meanings.’
Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin has questioned the royal family’s ties to Britain after discovering a hidden message in his wife Meghan Markle’s book, The Bench. Pictured, an illustration of what appears to be the royal donning an American-style army uniform at The Bench
The Duke of Sussex (pictured, in British Army uniform), served in the military for a decade and two tours in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2008
The image of the red-haired soldier resembles the same hat, boots and pattern of the US Army uniform (pictured)
The debut book, which hit stores in the UK yesterday, was inspired by a poem the Duchess of Sussex wrote for Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born.
However, the children’s book was labeled a “vanity project” by critics on its day of release, with one calling it a “bland self-help guide for needy parents.”
The book, which costs £12.99, explores the ‘special bond between father and son’ as ‘seen through the eyes of a mother’.
Dedicating it to Prince Harry and Archie, Meghan said they’re getting her heart pumped, writing next to a photo of a father and son playing with toy dinosaurs: “When life is in ruins, help him put order to find .’
Royal pundit Angela Levin (pictured) suggested the Duke of Sussex might feel alienated from Britain
Speaking of the possible hidden meanings, Angela Levin continued, “I think if you want to write a book for children, you don’t have to go into all these things. You can make it fun, make it interesting.’
“Get the kids to come up with something interesting to think about. But I don’t think anyone who wasn’t Meghan would have gotten this through the publisher.”
Scenes in the book feature several illustrations of Prince Harry, recognizable by his red hair and beard, and the couple’s two-year-old son, Archie.
The first image shows a bearded ginger father – much like the Duke – rocking a laughing baby on a bench under a tree.
The text reads: ‘This is your couch, where life will begin, for you and our son, our baby, our relatives.’
According to royal biographer Phil Dampier, the children’s book (pictured) shows how unhappy Prince Harry, who served ten years in the military and two tours in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2008, lost his military titles.
Another illustration shows the Duke sitting on a couch feeding his rescue chickens, which the couple houses in their £11 million mansion in Montecito.
Meghan, dressed in a summer hat, white T-shirt and jeans, also appears to have been sketched in a vegetable garden near her husband and son cradling her daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who arrived Friday.
In addition to the chickens — which appeared on the airing of the couple’s great interview with Oprah Winfrey in March — there are also two dogs in the image.
Later in the book, a father is sleeping on a couch, holding his son tightly. The boy affectionately holds a toy giraffe in one hand while holding his father’s hand in the other.
The text reads: ‘From here you will rest, watch the growth of our boy.’
In another illustration, a father and son duo each wear pink tutus while performing ballet poses.
The accompanying words are: ‘You will love him. You will listen. You become his supporter.’