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Entertainment Meghan's book reaches top spot on prestigious list as duchess praises 'another side of masculinity'

11:55  18 june  2021
11:55  18 june  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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Meghan Markle has claimed her children' s book The Bench shows ' another side of masculinity ' in a message to thank readers after it became a New York Times bestseller. In a statement on the Archewell website, the Duchess said: '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.' Meghan even went so far as to suggest that her book could be part of a

Meghan Markle reflected on depicting " another side of masculinity " in her children' s book The Bench, which was inspired by a Father' s Day poem she wrote for Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex' s illustrated book The Bench has officially reached No. 1 on The New York Times Bestseller list for children' s picture books since its release last week. Meghan , 39, thanked fans for "supporting me in this special project" in a new post on her and Prince Harry ' s Archewell Foundation website on Wednesday.

The success of Meghan's children's book follows the release of her highly popular charity recipe book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, in 2018. © AP The success of Meghan's children's book follows the release of her highly popular charity recipe book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, in 2018.

The Duchess of Sussex has thanked readers for helping to make her children's book become a bestseller.

Meghan says it was encouraging to see the success of The Bench because it depicts "another side of masculinity" that "so many would like to see for their sons".

The duchess shared the message on the Archewell website, confirming her book had reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller list for children's picture books.

Meghan Markle talking on a cell phone: Meghan Markle has thanked fans after her children's book went to number one. © Getty Meghan Markle has thanked fans after her children's book went to number one.

It was officially released on June 8.

Duchess Meghan says new children's book shows 'another side of masculinity'

  Duchess Meghan says new children's book shows 'another side of masculinity' Duchess Meghan - the wife of Prince Harry - believes her new children's book 'The Bench' shows “another side of masculinity - one grounded in connection, emotion, and softness".Earlier this month, Meghan released ‘The Bench’, which is based on a poem she wrote for her husband Prince Harry about Father's Day.

MEGHAN Markle has boasted her children' s book The Bench could "model a new world" and shows " another side of masculinity ". The new release topped the New York Times Bestsellers list for kid' s picture books - with the Duchess of Sussex releasing a message of thanks as she made it to #1. But Tom Tivan, managing editor of The Bookseller, said despite the Duchess ' book failing to crack the top 50, it’ s not totally disappointing as picture books tend to sell at a slow and steady pace. He said: "The aim is the long game as picture books tend to have a longer shelf life than adult titles.

MEGHAN MARKLE is celebrating after her children' s book topped a New York Times bestseller list , releasing a special message to fans about " another side of masculinity " explored in the story. The Duchess of Sussex posted a heartfelt entry on her Archewell website thanking fans for their loyal support. The mother-of-two released her first book , The Bench, this month offering further insight into her motivations for penning the tale. The storybook depicts a little boy' s bond with his father from his mother' s perspective.

The book features words written by Meghan and illustrations by award-winning artist Christian Robinson that "captures moments of love and shared experiences between a diverse group of fathers and sons", according to Archewell.

"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," the duchess wrote in a message on Archewell.

"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.

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In a statement on the Archewell website, the duchess said: “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. © Bang Showbiz The Duchess of Sussex The Duchess of Sussex, believes her new children' s book shows “ another side of masculinity ”. Earlier this month, Meghan released ‘The Bench’, which is based on a poem she wrote for her husband Prince Harry about Father' s Day.

Meghan Markle has thanked readers of her children' s book The Bench after it soared to the number one spot on the New York Times bestsellers list . The Duchess of Sussex wholeheartedly expressed her gratitude in a message shared on her husband Prince Harry ' s Archewell Foundation website, in And the mother of two continued: "In many ways, pursuing a more compassionate and equitable world begins with these core values." Meghan added that she hoped her book would inspire a new generation "grounded in connection, emotion, and softness". "To depict another side of masculinity

"Thank you for supporting me in this special project."

The book includes illustrations of Prince Harry and Archie feeding the family's chickens within the grounds of the family's Montecito mansion.

a hand holding a toy: In the children's book The Bench, written by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, an illustration shows a man wearing an army uniform - with many believe represents Prince Harry. © PA/Penguin Random House In the children's book The Bench, written by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, an illustration shows a man wearing an army uniform - with many believe represents Prince Harry.

Meghan is shown holding her daughter Lilibet Diana in a baby sling while walking through the garden's vegetable patch.

It also features an image of a red-haired man - believed to be Harry - holding a young boy.

The success of Meghan's children's book follows the release of her highly popular charity recipe book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, in 2018.

It benefitted those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London and was written with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, who helped create the recipes.

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MEGHAN Markle has boasted she has topped the New York Times Best Seller list with her new children' s picture book - as it falls out of the Amazon top 100 in the UK. The book reached number five in the Amazon kid' s book chart on the day of release, but was this week beaten to the top by a volume from campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford. However, it did top the New York Times Bestsellers list for kid' s picture books , with the duchess thanking readers for supporting her "special project".

Meghan ' s debut book has reached number one in the New York Times's bestseller list for children's picture books just after a week after it was first launched. The Bench evolved from a poem she wrote to Prince Harry and is based on the special bond between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. 6.35pm update: Meghan Markle victory as Duchess tops New York Times bestseller list with new book . Meghan Markle is celebrating after her children' s book topped a New York Times bestseller list , releasing a special message to fans about " another side of masculinity " explored in the story.

Meghan Markle standing in a kitchen: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, at a Hubb Community Kitchen event in 2018 in London. © Getty Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, at a Hubb Community Kitchen event in 2018 in London.

The cookbook went to number one on the Amazon Best Seller list in both Australia and the UK, where it knocked Harry Potter author JK Rowling's crime novel from the top spot.

Meghan is not the first royal to write a children's book. Prince Charles authored The Old Man of Lochnagar, the tale of a grumpy Old Man who retreats into a cave, only to discover it's an entrance to the Gorm pixie world.

The book was published in 1980 and began as children's story for his younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Queen Rania of Jordan have also written children's books.

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In recent months, there's been a lot of attention on Britney Spears and her father, Jamie, who as his daughter's conservator has controlled pretty much every aspect of her life since she was admitted to hospital in 2008. This may be an extreme case of parents taking the reins when it comes to their kids, but there are lots of other celebs who at some point have been managed by their parents. Just look at Kris Jenner, the world's most famous "momager." Check out this gallery to find out which stars have been managed by their parents.

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