The Duchess’s literary debut, released last week, is inspired by Prince Harry’s relationship with their two-year-old son Archie.
It evolved from a poem the Duchess wrote for her husband on his first Father’s Day.
A statement posted to The Duke and Duchess Archewell’s website Thursday revealed the book had reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list for children’s picture books, congratulating everyone involved in the project.
The Duchess suggested the book offered a different model of the world.
“Although this poem started out as a love letter to my husband and son, I am encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusion resonate in communities around the world,” said she declared.
“In many ways, the pursuit of a more compassionate and just world begins with these core values.
Likewise, portraying another facet of masculinity – based on connection, emotion, and gentleness – is like modeling a world that so many would like to see for their sons and daughters. Thank you for supporting me in this special project.
The bench, which the Duchess dedicated to “the man and the boy who make my heart beat faster”, represents men from various backgrounds, photographed with their sons on various benches in parks and gardens.