Here's How Archie Reacted To His Cameo In Meghan Markle's Children's Book

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to split from the Royal family, it was a decision that sent shockwaves around the world. And while the Royal family was reportedly "saddened by" Harry and Meghan's decision, the two remain confident that they made the right choice (via Us Weekly).

"As difficult as recent years have been, sources close to the Sussexes say that neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made," royal writers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand shared via excerpts of their book, "Finding Freedom" (via Town & Country).

While the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for everyone to interact in person over the last year and a half, Prince Harry and Meghan are ready to find their footing in the world again now that the vaccine has become widely available.

"They're a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground," Scobie told People. "They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding."

That pudding Scobie is referring to is all the various efforts Prince Harry and Meghan have been involved with since departing from the Royal family, like their Archewell Foundation and production deals with Spotify and Netflix.

Meghan Markle's authorial debut

In addition to Prince Harry and Meghan's charitable efforts and deals with mega-streamers, Meghan also is celebrating the release of her new children's book, titled "The Bench" (via People).

To promote the book, Markle appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and while there, Markle shared more about the book, which features a mother celebrating her son's relationship with his father, based on Harry's relationship with Archie.

When DeGeneres asked if Archie knew he was represented in the book, Markle confirmed that he did.

"He does," Markle replied. "On that first page you open and you see our dogs and he goes, 'That's Pula! That's Guy!'" Guy and Pula are the family's dogs, a beagle and a black Labrador, respectively. Harry and Meghan's new daughter, Lili, also can be seen in the book towards the end, being held by Meghan.

The book had inauspicious beginnings, Markle explained to DeGeneres. "I wrote this originally just as a poem for my husband on Father's Day and it was about my observation of him and him being a dad, which is the most beautiful thing to watch," she said. "Once it was shared with a couple of friends and people that we are close with they said, 'No, this resonates for me too because it feels really inclusive and there's representation.' It's just a sweet love story between a family and so I said, 'Okay, let's turn it into a children's book.'"