Meghan Markle's Cookbook Is an Amazon Bestseller Following the "Megxit" Drama

A portion of the proceeds go to charity.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking a "step back" from the Royal Family. And while the move has shocked fans (and members) of the royal family, it's also had an unexpected consequence: Meghan Markle's cookbook sales are steadily increasing.

In the couple's original statement, they shared that they will "work to become financially independent."

"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution," the couple wrote in a statement posted to Instagram on January 8th, 2020. "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen."

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"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support." – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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The backlash was swift. Multiple MPs and other politicians went on record criticizing the decision. Following the announcement, Madame Tussaud's, the world-famous wax museum, moved Meghan and Harry's figures away from the "royal family" section. The decision even spurred a catchphrase among royal watchers: "Megxit."

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But not everyone was so critical. Damon Evans, a British political commentator, found the criticism unnecessarily vitriolic. "Now I understand why so many idiots hate her," he wrote on Twitter. "She's a decent woman." Then, in a subsequent tweet, he urged followers to pick up her cookbook in support.

Well, his call to action worked. As reported by Harper's Bazaar, Meghan's cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook, has been selling like hotcakes. Currently, the cookbook holds the number-one spot on several Amazon bestseller lists, including Middle Eastern Cooking and Food & Wine.

Now, to be crystal clear, it's not just her cookbook; she merely wrote the intro for it. After the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire of June 2017, the talented chefs of the West London community banded together to form the Hubb Community Kitchen. One year later, they pooled their recipes—everything from green chili and avocado dip to coconut chicken curry to caramelized upside-down plum cake—and released a cookbook. A portion of the proceeds goes back to the Hubb Community Kitchen and "related community projects."

Say what you will about "Megxit," but the royal couple's decision has already made a tangible positive impact. And for more great cookbooks, You Can Now Read 82 Vintage Cookbooks Online for Free.

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