The Bench, Meghan Markle’s children’s book, has received some criticism – but not entirely because of its storyline.
Henry Bonsu told Jeremy Vine of Channel 5 that the Duchess of Sussex should stop referring to herself as the Duchess of Sussex and simply refer to herself as Meghan Markle. “She does not want to be a senior royal, she does not want to be an active royal,” Mr Bonsu added.
“I think if I was advising her I would tell her just call yourself Meghan Markle.
“Everybody knows who you are, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, just call yourself Prince Harry.”
On the cover of Markle’s book, “The Bench,” she is identified as “Meghan, Duchess of Sussex,” much to the chagrin of her detractors.
“If we keep tearing them down all the time when people anywhere in the world think of Harry and Meghan, they won’t think Harry and Meghan that great royal British couple,” he said.
“They will think Harry and Meghan, those people that were chased away by the Royal Family, by Britain.”
Meghan Markle made the remarks after announcing her first children’s book, which will be released on June 8 and was inspired by a poem the 39-year-old former actress penned for her 36-year-old husband on Father’s Day, a month after their baby, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on May 6, 2019.
“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” the Duchess explained.
“That poem became this story.”
“‘My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine,” she continued.
While Bonsu may have been offended by Meghan Markle’s usage of her royal title, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Piers Morgan stated last month that the royal pair is still getting lucrative partnerships as a consequence of their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.
Mr Morgan said: “Meghan Markle, who married into one of the most richest, privileged families in the world and within a couple of years has gone back to her home in California, is living in an $11 million mansion, is doing all sorts of enormous deals with Netflix, Spotify, you name it they are taking the checks, hundreds of millions we read.
“How are they getting those? They are get”They are getting them off their royal titles.
“The royal titles bestowed on them by the very institution that in that interview with Oprah Winfrey they say they cannot stand, it is suffocating, it trapped them and so on.
“Well, you cannot have it both ways, if you really believe that way about the monarchy and the Royal Family, then give up your titles.
“But they will not do that because it makes them too much money.”