This is what Meghan Markle’s former blog, The Tig, was named after

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    Shortly after she got engaged to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle deleted her social media accounts and took down her lifestyle blog, The Tig.

    Now that she is the Duchess of Sussex, The Tig is but history – though as a gesture to her fans, Meghan left its webpage live with a heartfelt good bye letter to her fans, below.

    There’s a lot of speculation as to where The Tig originally got its name from, although the full story used to be on the website.

    Tig is actually short for Tiganello, an Italian red wine that was Meghan’s favourite. For her, discovering that wine represented ‘getting it’ in life, so that feeling was nicknamed ‘The Tig’ from there on out.

    While you can no longer access the site’s About page directly, it had the full story behind The Tig‘s namesake (you can still get onto the site through web archives if you so wish).

    ‘Several years ago I had a sip of wine called Tignanello (pronounced ‘teen-ya-nello’). But let’s be real – in the states most people said ‘tig-na-nello’… or just plain old “Tig.”‘, she wrote.

    ‘The Italiano of it all gets a little tricky, so the bartender kept it simple; it was a glass of ‘Tig.’ So there I am, with very minimal wine knowledge and I take a sip of this wine.

    ‘It wasn’t just red or white — suddenly I understood what people meant by the body, legs, structure of wine. It was an ah-ha moment at its finest.

    ‘For me, it became a “Tig” moment — a moment of getting it. From that point on, any new awareness, any new discovery or “ohhhhh, I get it!” moment was a “Tig” moment.

    ‘At New York Fashion Week understanding that clothes aren’t just pieces of fabric, but that they can be art. So Tig. Traveling off the beaten track and hand diving for sea urchin in Jamaica — understanding that travel is adventure and discovery, culture and surprise. A Tig moment, indeed.

    ‘And the same could be said for my love of cooking and dining, for cultivating friendships that inspire you, for the idea of ‘beauty’ and what that means to us. An understanding that comes with living your life to the fullest so that it bursts at the seams.

    ‘An unbridled joy. An insatiable curiosity. That’s what Tig means to me.’

    The Tig may be over, but Meghan will always have a way with words.

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