Sussex fans thrilled as ‘humble’ Meghan Markle’s book tops US bestseller list

Royal fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate Meghan Markle on the "deserved" success of her literary debut in the US.

The Bench was released on June 8 and has already been named a is a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

The children's book which features illustrations of the Sussex family, started as a poem written by the Duchess to her husband, Prince Harry for the first father's day after Archie was born.

Following the recent success, Meghan released a humble statement to thank her fans for their support.

It reads: "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."

News of the book's American success began travelling on Twitter, and her fans who have dubbed themselves the'#SussexSquad' could not contain their joy.

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One Twitter user wrote: "I'm so happy for Meghan. She deserves all the success. Now that she is free to do whatever she wants, we will see a lot more amazing projects.

"#Sussexsquad did an incredible job promoting this book. We are strong when we come together to support Sussex projects. We did it!"

Another added: "The sweet taste of success."

A third said: "This is so deserved. Congratulations Meghan and Christian."

Where to buy Meghan Duchess of Sussex's children's book 'The Bench'

Buy now from Amazon for £9.99

Buy now from WHSmith for £9.99

Buy now from Waterstones for £9.99

Buy now from Afrori for £12.90

A fan account wrote: "I love it when they’re so humble and appreciative."

Despite the US success, the first week of book sales in the UK has not gone so well.

The Bench failed to make it into the top 50 in the UK book charts as Marcus Rashford's You Are a Champion took the top spot.

It only sold just 3,212 copies in its first week, but it still managed to hit the top charts for best selling picture book.

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