Meghan Markle has been accused of copying the idea with which she wrote her new children’s book “The Bench” from an existing book titled “The Boy On The Bench” by Corrinne Averiss.
A Twitter critic wrote “Before you run out and waste money on the book by Harry’s wife, read ‘The Boy on the Bench’ by Corrinne Averiss and Gabriel Alborozo … The original,”
While a lot of other Twitter users claimed that the Duchess of Sussex’ book, “The Bench,” didn’t only have a similar title to “The Boy On The Bench” by Averiss, it also has similar artwork from Christian Robinson.
Other people insisted that the storyline which Meghan Markle said started as a poem she wrote for her husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born also sounded too similar to be true.
Emma Kaye Wootton, an online critic suggested that the book was “Blatantly plagiarized” and that “The Bench” by Meghan should be “boycotted.”
“I’ll wager a bet that Corrinne’s book is in Archie’s collection. That’s where her idea came from. I don’t believe that this is all her own thinking or reflects her idyllic life whatsoever,” she claimed.
Not too long, the author of the existing children’s book “The Boy On The Bench” Averiss weighed in and dismissed the claims that Meghan’s book was stolen from her work.
“Reading the description and published excerpt of the Duchess’s new book, this is not the same story or the same theme as ‘The Boy on the Bench.’ I don’t see any similarities,” Averiss said on Twitter.