For as much as we've all loved the memes and jokes about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking a step back from their roles in the British Royal Family and moving to North America, you have to admit, the whole thing must kind of suck to go through. They're feuding with their family in a public way so that bozos like you and me (OK, just me—I'm sure you're lovely) know every detail. But one objectively good thing has come out of the whole ordeal and it's that a charity cookbook Meghan helped create has seen a spike in sales.
PEOPLE reported that fans and supporters have been purchasing the book Together: Our Community Cookbook, which was created by Hubb Community Kitchen and features a forward by Meghan herself, following the news of their move.
It all seemed to start when Twitter user Damon Evans tweeted his support of Meghan and mentioned that the best way people could support her is to buy the book and highlight her good works.
As a republican, this was a strange thread to put together. I don’t follow the Royals, and I didn’t know much about Markle before I watched a load of videos today. But now I understand why so many idiots hate her: she’s a decent woman.— Damon Evans (@damocrat) January 9, 2020
Ok, that’s enough monarchy for me.
"I understand why so many idiots hate her: she’s a decent woman," he wrote in part. "Ps. Annoy the idiots. Buy the cookbook."
Many people joined Evans' call and said they were going to purchase the book in support and sure enough, he later posted a screenshot showing that the book had reached #5 on the National and International Cookery section and #1 on the African Cookery section on Amazon UK.
Other outlets have cited a Harper's Bazaar report, saying that an Amazon UK rep had confirmed to them that there had been a “considerable increase” in sales, but Delish was unable to locate that statement. We reached out to Amazon to confirm if the book had seen a spike in sales and will update this report if we hear back.
In case you're unfamiliar, the book was created in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire and "all profits from the sales of this book will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to strengthen lives and communities through cooking," according to its Amazon description. Harry and Meghan often visit the kitchen and did so as recently as last week, according to their Instagram.
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