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19th Sep 2019

Palace responds to speculation that Meghan Markle is relaunching her lifestyle blog

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We’re not going to lie, we’d been getting pretty excited about the prospect of Meghan Markle reviving her lifestyle blog The Tig.

The actress-turned-royal sparked rumours of a relaunch recently when her business manager Andrew Meyer filed to keep the rights to its name in the US until 2021.

The name ‘Tigtots’, presumed to be for a spin-off kids’ site, was also trademarked.

“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,” a source told The Sun.

But the palace has quashed the idea, saying the move was made “to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated with her.”

Sad times.

Meghan set up The Tig in 2014 as “a hub for the discerning palate”. There she shared fashion and beauty tips, recipes and restaurant recommendations, the music she enjoyed and accounts of her trips everywhere from New Zealand to Italy.

After less than a year of dating Prince Harry, she shut down The Tig in the spring of 2017, telling readers to “keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being ‘the change you wish to see in the world’.”