Is Meghan Markle bringing back The Tig, her popular lifestyle website? Months after it was revealed that she had requested to reactive the blog’s trademark, she dropped another hint that it may be making a comeback in her new Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan.
The website was launched by the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex in 2014. For three years, it served as her personal blog. She discussed everything from fashion and politics to food and travel.
However, it was deactivated by Prince Harry in April 2017, just a few months after she got engaged to Prince Harry, 38.
Rumours have been swirling about that the lifestyle blog could return since January’s news that she had filed a trademark application months before.
Is Meghan Markle returning to The Tig, her lifestyle website? She recently dropped a hint that it may be making a comeback in her new Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan
The website was launched by the 41-year-old Duchess Of Sussex in 2014. For three years, she used it to her personal blog.
However, it was deactivated by Prince Harry in April 2017. This was just a few months before she got engaged (see the doc), 38
Rumours have been swirling about that the lifestyle blog could return since January’s news that she had filed a trademark application for the name months before.
In the second episode, she stated that she has never been a person who can do one thing. This was the reason why her website was created.
‘There was fashion and tons of food and travel. These were all things I loved. The Tig was more than a hobby. It became a very successful business.
Meghan created the website while she was starring on the USA drama Suits. She named it Tignanello, her favorite wine.
On her blog, she wrote that it was an “ah ha moment at its best,” after trying the wine for first time. ‘For me it became a “Tig” moment – a moment of getting it.’
Meghan’s long-time friend, Suits director. Silver Tree, explained by the docuseries: “When she was first describing…” [the blog] She was like, “It’s like your best friend telling to you all the fun stuff you wish you knew in one place.”
The website was used by the mother-of-2 to share her opinions on everything, from feminism and her passion for philanthropy.
Now, she is fueling the speculation by bringing up its “success” in Harry and her brand new three-part Netflix documentary
‘The Tig wasn’t just a hobby, it became a really successful business,’ she said in the second episode of the series, which premiered on Thursday
Meghan created the website while she was starring on the USA drama Suits. She named it Tignanello after her favorite wine.
She is a passionate foodie and shared her recipes, as well as beauty and makeup tips, travel advice, and interviews, with celebrity friends like Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra.
She thought back to how the blog had “evolved into an incredible community for inspiration, support, fun, and frivolity” when she closed it down in 2017.
She Her readers were also encouraged to not “forget their worth” and to “keep discovering those Tig moments.”
Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, royal biographers, claim she ended The Tig as a result of the ‘intense press scrutiny’ she was subject to during her relationship to Harry.
‘It wasn’t so much that her blog was criticized as it was used to fuel false speculation about her personal life with the prince,’ they wrote in their book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, per Cheat Sheet.
‘If she and Harry weren’t seen in three days, someone at a gossip blog would pull up her recipe for acai bowls and write a story that said that was what she was serving her new man.
The website allowed the mother-of-two to share her views on everything, including feminism and her passions for philanthropy.
She was an avid foodie. She also shared recipes, makeup and beauty tips, travel advice, as well interviews with celebrities like Serena Williams, Priyanka Chpra, and Priyanka Chopra.
She thought back to how the blog had ‘evolved into a remarkable community of inspiration and support, fun, and frivolity’ when she closed it down in 2017.
“Or her post on the benefits of green juice: Was that the diet she wanted Harry to follow?”
DailyMail.com discovered public records earlier this year that Marjorie Witter Norman, a Los Angeles-based attorney, had filed a new application for trademarking the name in July 2020 on behalf of the actress.
Similar applications were filed in 2019 but have since expired. Her representative stated in a statement that the lasting trademark was to prevent false branding and to avoid others pretending to be the Duchess of Cambridge or be associated with her.
Last month, it was announced that Meghan’s bid to trademark The Tig was ‘under examination’ by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office – after originally getting rejected because the description was branded as ‘too broad.’
Records showed that the application was corrected and resubmitted six more months later. It looks like The Tig is making a comeback.