Meghan Markle has been accused of "hypocrisy" for writing a paean to fatherhood despite her and Prince Harry's disastrous relationships with their own dads.

Angela Levin, the author of 2018's Harry: Conversations With The Prince, told The Sun that it was "extraordinary" for the Duchess of Sussex to focus on loving fathers in her upcoming kids' book, The Bench.

"Once again, we have the hypocrisy of Meghan and Harry saying one thing but not doing it themselves," Levin told The Sun.

"I don't know how you can write about a boy, a son or a father, when you haven't spoken to your own father for years," she said.

Meghan Markle has penned children’s book ‘The Bench’ due for release on June 8.
Meghan Markle has penned children’s book ‘The Bench’ due for release on June 8.



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Meghan has not spoken to her father, Thomas Markle, since before her wedding almost three years ago, while the couple's exit from the royal family and damning TV tell-all left their relationship with Harry's father Prince Charles somewhat frosty.

Outspoken Markle critic, Piers Morgan, also said the book's subject matter "seemed beyond parody".

"Ms Markle proudly informed us that her debut literary tome captures 'the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life'.

"I wonder how much these touching sentiments will resonate with her own family, or her husband's?" he asked in a column for the Daily Mail.

The ex-newspaper editor also ripped into the Duchess for using her title on the book despite having "repeatedly attacked the institution of the monarchy and everything it stands for".


"She continues to cynically exploit her royal titles because she knows that's the only reason anyone is paying her vast sums of money to spew her uniquely unctuous brand of pious hectoring gibberish in Netflix documentaries, Spotify podcasts or children's books," he wrote.


This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission




Originally published as Piers lets rip at Meghan over new book