Meghan Markle Fans Are Showing Their Support for Her in 1 Surprising Way

In the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell announcement, fans have rushed to Meghan’s defense to voice their support for her decision. These are the same people who have been watching the duchess struggle for years with feeling isolated and targeted as part of the British royal family. They sent up a collective cheer when she and Prince Harry finally said enough is enough.

It’s one thing to write a tweet about being proud of Meghan standing up to the institution. But now royal fans are taking out their wallets to show their support in a new and surprising way.

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Meghan Markle | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Harry and Meghan are still focused on their charity work

There’s not much that an average citizen can do to support Meghan and show that they agree with her recent move. But a Twitter campaign has inspired fans around the world to purchase a cookbook that Meghan collaborated on and that means so much to her.

One day before they made the announcement that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family, Harry and Meghan paid a visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen. Meghan wrote the forward in the cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook to help bring attention to the cause. Proceeds from the book all go toward supporting victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Fans are purchasing Meghan’s cookbook to show her love

The initiative to support Harry and Meghan indirectly by purchasing the cookbook was the brainchild of political commentator Damon Evans. He tweeted: “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.”

He continued, saying, “Ps. Annoy the idiots. Buy the cookbook.”

Sales for the cookbook have surged

The cookbook was originally published in Sept. 2018 and boasts a 96% positive rating on Google. According to the description, it celebrates a group of women who came together to share recipes, cook, and eat together after the Grenfell fire. The compiled recipes show the positive benefits of the friendships they forged there. Many of the displaced women cooked together at the communal kitchen of the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre after the tragedy. 

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Harper’s Bazaar that there was a “significant surge” in cookbook sales after the Twitter campaign began.  

So many fans are sympathetic to Meghan’s struggle with the royal family

It’s impossible to imagine exactly how difficult it was for Meghan to assimilate into the British royal family, an institution steeped in tradition and mostly hostile to change.

“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” she said, during that famous ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

“Then when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it’s a lot,” she explained to reporter Tom Bradby. “So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed. It’s um . . . yeah. I guess, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Now Meghan and Harry finally admitted they’ve had enough and no longer wish to participate in the institution that’s been making them miserable. But it’s obvious that Meghan’s fan still love her no matter what she decides to do for a career. She’s got the cookbook sales to prove it.