MEGHAN Markle wrote a book about her freckles when she was just 14 and copyrighted the title, a royal commentator has revealed.
Finding Freedom author Omid Scoobie recently shared pages the book titled “A face without freckles is a face without stars,” which is what Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, used to say to her as a child.
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The quote, and title of the book, comes from Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle who used to say it to her as a child
We previously shared the record listed with the United States Copyright Office in 2019, but the book and its title has recently resurfaced again online.
Fabulous exclusively revealed that the quote reportedly comes from Meghan’s now estranged father – who hasn’t spoken to Meghan since her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 – who used to say it to his daughter when she was younger.
Retweeting a post from Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, Omid wrote: “Fun fact: In eighth grade, Duchess Meghan wrote—and copyrighted—a children’s book dedicated to her freckles.”
And quoting words from the book, he shared: “‘Some people think freckles are strange, while I happen to disagree,’ she wrote. ‘Because if I didn’t have my freckles, then I would not truly be me!!!'”
Meghan wrote the book when she was just 14 and copyrighted the titleCredit: Twitter/@LibnOfCongress
It’s believed Meghan and her dad haven’t been in contact for some timeCredit: Getty – Contributor
The book was listed with the United States Copyright Office in 1996
Pages from the book show a coloured drawing of a young girl, believed to be Meghan herself.
There’s also an author biography with a picture of 14-year-old Meghan which reveals that the book was written as a “school project” when she attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
A copy of the book is believed to be in library of congress in the US, according to Carla’s post, and has been since 1996.
The duchess was in eighth grade when she penned the story in 1995, and the copyright listing, which also states her full name Rachel Meghan Markle and year of birth, 1981, was registered on January 18, 1996.
Pages of the book were recently shared on TwitterCredit: Twitter/@LibnOfCongress
Meghan wrote the book as a school project when she was in eighth gradeCredit: Twitter/@LibnOfCongress
At the time it was believed that another Meghan Markle may have applied for the copyright, but a search found no other Rachel Meghan Markles were born in 1981.
There was also speculation as to whether Meghan had taken the phrase from the Pala Joy Waltar song, A Sky With No Blue.
The lyrics include the lines “a girl without freckles is like a night without stars.”
However, according to US copyright law, the lyrics could have been created independently and therefore there was no plagiarism.
The Duchess of Sussex has previously spoken out about her love of her freckles admitting that it was a “pet peeve” when they were airbrushed out of her photosCredit: Collect
The Duchess of Sussex’s recently published her first children’s book, The Bench
The Duchess of Sussex has previously spoken out about her love of her freckles admitting that it was a “pet peeve” when they were airbrushed out of her photos.
In an interview with Allure magazine, she said: “To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot.”
It seem Meghan’s love for writing has stayed with her even until now, as the mum-of-two now has a published book under her belt.
The former actress recently published a children’s book titled The Bench, inspired by Prince Harry and their son Archie’s relationship.
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