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On August 4th The Sunday Times reported that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is reportedly working on writing her own children’s book. Rumor has it that a few of the royal family’s furriest members may be making appearances in the work as well!
The book will reportedly star Markle’s beagle named Guy, and her labrador-shepard mix named Bogart.
Meghan Markle’s dogs/Image via The Cheat Sheet.
While the duchess isn’t known for her writing prowess, she isn’t exactly inexperienced. Markle served as guest editor to the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, where she published an editor’s letter.
Laverne Cox for British Vogue. Image via Tom + Lorenzo.
The recently published issue of the magazine focuses on influential women from around the world, and the Duchess spent seven months on the project.
In addition to this writing credit, Markle also wrote the foreword to Together: Our Community Cookbook. This charity cookbook is a collection of stories and recipes inspired by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives in in June of 2017.
Markle also isn’t the first royal to delve into the world of children’s literature. In 1980, Prince Charles published a children’s book titled The Old Man of Lochnagar.
The Old Man of Lochnagar/Image via Amazon.
The story starts somewhat unimaginatively, with Prince Charles telling a group of children the story of an old man seeking refuge in the cave of Lochnagar. The old man’s one desire is to take a nice warm bath, and the story follows his journey to get one, ending on a lesson about how one’s actions effect those around them.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has written several children’s books. Her first series of books, published in the 1989-1996, focused on the adventures of Budgie the Little Helicopter.
Budgie the Little Helicopter on British television/Image via CITV Wiki.
The success of Budgie’s stories launched a fruitful career in the world of both children’s literature and television for the duchess, and she now has several different series under her belt.
Considering Meghan Markle’s history of ambition, she could be looking at a similar future!
Featured image via Vanity Fair.
We cannot get enough of the iconically beautiful Marilyn Monroe and neither can Joshua Greene. Greene has been restoring photos of Monroe taken by his late father, Milton H. Greene, for over two decades now. However, his latest book, The Essential Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene: 50 Sessions, is said to be the last installment of his career as he is going to retire at age 63.
Image Via Archive Images
In an article in The Hollywood Reporter, Greene said,
The first time I released unseen images was in 1993, with Milton’s Marilyn. It was our early days of restoration, and if you go through that book, the color work is really inconsistent … I was really disappointed in the outcome of that project. This time around, I wanted to make sure that what had happened there would never happen again … I started working on this [newest book] about five years ago, originally with about 600 images. The restoration work is very tedious; some photos took as much as 60 hours per frame.
This book will feature 284 Marilyn Monroe photos with a whopping 160 never-before-seen images taken by Milton. The book is published by ACC Editions and is selling for $65 (you can pre-order your copy here). However, if you are a Marilyn Monroe enthusiast, five-hundred deluxe editions are available for $2,000 a piece.
All Photos by Milton H. Greene Via ACC Editions
Feature Image Via Time Magazine