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Just one week after its official release, Meghan Markle's book, The Bench, reached the New York Times Bestseller's top spot.

The 39-year-old Dutchess of Sussex reflected on the books early success. She wrote on her and her husband, Prince Harry's website, the Archwell Foundation. "While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I'm encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere.

"In many ways, pursuing a more compassionate and equitable world begins with these core values. Equally, to depict another side of masculinity – one grounded in connection, emotion, and softness – is to model a world that so many would like to see for their sons and daughters alike. Thank you for supporting me in this special project."

The Bench, which details the "special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes", is illustrated by Christian Robinson and inspired by Prince Harry and their son, Archie's, relationship. The book may have started out as a Father's Day gift for her husband, but it has now topped the children's picture book bestseller list in America.

The Duchess released the book just four days after she and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, into the world.

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