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Becoming a royal family member makes you vulnerable to speculation, with no one knowing this more than Meghan Markle.
Yes, whether it’s about the upbringing of her son Archie or her personality within the palace walls, the Duchess of Sussex has definitely been victim to the dreaded rumour mill.
That was proven this week as the 38-year-old became a conversation topic for the speculation that her now defunct blog, The Tig, might be making a comeback.
Meghan’s lifestyle blog had a huge following in her acting days, but soon after dating prince Harry, she closed it, releasing a closing statement as a goodbye.
‘After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig,’ the sweet message to The Tig’s readers read. ‘What began as a passion project 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.’
After that beautiful sentiment, it’s hardly surprising that excitement rippled across the internet this week as it was reported that The Tig might be making a comeback.
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’s fascinating Meghan’s business manager has ensured she keeps The Tig for a few more years at least,’ an insider told the publication. ‘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.’
The palace responded to the speculation however, insisting that it was merely ‘to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated with her.’
It looks like we might be waiting a while for The Tig’s comeback!