Meghan Markle Accused of Plagiarizing Children’s Book, but Author Defends her

Meghan Markle’s new kids’ book is already getting panned before publication — with online critics accusing it of looking like a rip-off of another work already available in stores.

“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,” one Twitter user wrote of the apparent likeness.

Dozens of others soon complained on Twitter that the Duchess of Sussex’s book, “The Bench,” didn’t only share a similar title to UK author Averiss’ 2018 book — but also similar artwork from Christian Robinson.

Many others insisted the storyline — which Markle said “started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born” — also sounded too similar to be true.

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SOURCE: Page Six, Lee Brown