Meghan Markle has reportedly been dealt a huge blow after Waterstones pulled her forthcoming book from displays.
The Duchess of Sussex has written her first children’s book called “The Bench,” which will be published on June 8.
The book will explore the special bond between a father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes.
Ms Markle’s publishing debut “touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between fathers and sons and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family,” according to the release.
Days before the launch, The Telegraph reports that a row between Ms Markle’s publisher and Waterstones has dealt her a blow.
The publisher has limited credit that is extended to Waterstones. This means the number of books the high street chain – which has stores in Birmingham – can buy is limited.
Waterstones responded by pulling Penguin Random House [PRH] titles from displays in its hundreds of stores nationwide.
A spokeswoman for the chain reportedly said: We are not boycotting PRH titles but we are doing our utmost to ensure that availability for customers remains good despite the lower overall levels of stock.
We do this generally by giving their titles less prominent positioning within our bookshops.
Waterstones are currently operating with reduced credit terms from PRH, the only publisher in the UK to place any limitations on our ability to trade.
The children’s book is illustrated by Christian Robinson, who works in watercolor for the first time in order to “bring joy and softness to the pages.