Before she was the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was not only a successful actress. She also ran a very successful lifestyle blog, named The Tig, a website that covered a variety of topics from food to fashion, travel to beauty.
However, shortly after she started dating Prince Harry, Meghan decided to shut the site down, telling her readers: ‘To all my Tig friends
‘After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig. What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity. You’ve made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy. Keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being “the change you wish to see in the world.”
‘Above all, don’t ever forget your worth – as I’ve told you time and time again: you, my sweet friend, you are enough.
‘Thank you for everything.’
But could the Duchess be reviving The Tig?
According to The Sun, Meghan’s business manager, Andrew Meyer, filed documents in the US to keep the rights to the blog’s name until 2021 at least.
It led to speculation that the former Suits actress might be bringing back The Tig, further fuelled by the documents which also list a site called Tigtos (which many assume will be a parenting co-site).
An insider told the paper: ‘It’s fascinating Meghan’s business manager has ensured she keeps The Tig for a few more years at least. Of course it’s understandable she wouldn’t want an entrepreneur using the name without her involvement.
‘But given her desire to be a different type of royal — pushing her own causes using digital and social media — it’s not out of the question she’d think The Tig could play an important role.’
However, a spokeswoman for Meghan said in a statement that it ‘is to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated with her.’
We’ll still be keeping our fingers crossed.