Before she became a princess, Meghan Markle was a lifestyle guru among many other things! Two and half years after the Duchess of Sussex shut down her website, The Tig, in 2017 due to her developing relationship with Prince Harry, she reportedly renewed her trademark.
Meghan's business manager Andrew Meyer recently filed documents in the United States for the 38-year-old to keep the rights for her website The Tig for the next couple of years. Shortly after, people started to speculate that Meghan may be relaunching it.
In addition to trademarking The Tig, Meghan and her team filed for the rights for "Tigtots," which created speculation that the mother-of-one may be creating a spin-off site about motherhood. As OK! readers know, Meghan and Harry, 34, welcomed their first child Archie in May.
It seems like the former Suits star may be a bit too busy for another project, though. According to a spokesperson from the palace, "There are absolutely no plans to re-launch The Tig, which was shuttered in 2017." They added, "The lasting trademark is to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be The Duchess or affiliated with her."
Meghan first started The Tig (which was inspired by the Italian wine Tignanello) in 2014 to share her personal reflections, travel stories and favorite food discoveries. Meghan decided to shut down the website in April 2017 because her relationship to Harry started to get more serious. By November 2017, they were engaged and less than a year later they were married in May 2018.
“After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig," she said at the time. “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," she continued. "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.”
Before news broke of the royal's newest trademark, Meghan made her first work appearance since giving birth to Archie, 4 months. On September 12, the actress launched her clothing line with Smart Works, which aims to provide unemployed women with free clothes and job interview training.
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