Take it from me, publicizing a new children’s book is hard work. The newspapers ignore you, the bookstores ghettoize you, and, given the imbalance of the marketplace, you’ll have trouble finding shelf space among the acres of 30-year-old “classics” and scribblings by well-known people who aren’t actually writers.

So full marks to Meghan Markle, who this week launched her new children’s book, The Bench, by embarking on a magnificent three-pronged media assault. If you need reminding … those prongs were: