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Is Meghan Markle bringing back lifestyle blog The Tig? Duchess reflects on website in Netflix doc

Is Meghan Markle bringing back her popular lifestyle website, The Tig? 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 Duchess of Sussex, 41, first launched the website – which she branded as her ‘passion project’ – in 2014, and for three years, she used it as her personal blog, where she discussed all things from food and travel to fashion and politics.

However, it was deactivated in April 2017, just months before she got engaged to her now-husband, Prince Harry, 38.

Rumors have been swirling that the lifestyle blog may return ever since news hit the web in January of this year that she had filed an application to trademark the name months prior.

Is Meghan Markle bringing back her popular lifestyle website, The Tig? She recently dropped a hint that it may be making a comeback in her new Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, first launched the website - which she branded as her 'passion project' - in 2014, and for three years, she used it as her personal blog

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, first launched the website – which she branded as her ‘passion project’ – in 2014, and for three years, she used it as her personal blog

However, it was deactivated in April 2017 , just months before she got engaged to her now-husband, Prince Harry (seen in the doc), 38

However, it was deactivated in April 2017 , just months before she got engaged to her now-husband, Prince Harry (seen in the doc), 38

Rumors have been swirling that the lifestyle blog may return ever since news hit the web in January of this year that she had filed an application to trademark the name months prior

Rumors have been swirling that the lifestyle blog may return ever since news hit the web in January of this year that she had filed an application to trademark the name months prior

‘I’ve never really been the type of person to do only one thing, I guess that’s how my website was born,’ she said in the second episode of the series, which premiered on Thursday.

‘There was fashion, tons of food, and travel – all the things that I loved. The Tig wasn’t just a hobby, it became a really successful business.’

Meghan started the website while she was starring in the USA drama Suits and named it after her favorite type of wine, Tignanello. 

‘It was an ah-ha moment at its finest,’ she wrote on the blog of trying the wine for the first time. ‘For me it became a “Tig” moment – a moment of getting it.’ 

Meghan’s longtime friend, Suits director and producer Silver Tree, explained in the docuseries: ‘When she first was describing [the blog] to me, she was like, “It’s like your best friend telling you all the fun things you wish you knew about in one place.”‘

The mother-of-two used the website to share her views on everything from feminism to her passion for philanthropy.

And now, she has fueled the speculation by bringing up its 'success' in her and Harry's brand new three-part Netflix doc

And now, she has fueled the speculation by bringing up its ‘success’ in her and Harry’s brand new three-part Netflix doc

'I've never really been the type of person to do only one thing, I guess that's how my website was born,' she said in the second episode of the series, which premiered on Thursday

She added: 'There was fashion, tons of food, and travel - all the things that I loved. The Tig wasn't just a hobby, it became a really successful business'

‘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 started the website while she was starring in the USA drama Suits and named it after her favorite type of wine, Tignanello

Meghan started the website while she was starring in the USA drama Suits and named it after her favorite type of wine, Tignanello

An avid foodie, she also shared recipes – as well as makeup and beauty tips, travel advice, and interviews with her celebrity friends, including tennis star Serena Williams and actress Priyanka Chopra. 

When closing the blog down in 2017, she reflected on how it ‘evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity.’

She also encouraged her readers not to ‘forget their worth’ and to ‘keep finding those Tig moments of discovery.’

According to royal biographers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, she decided to end The Tig due to the ‘intense media scrutiny’ she was facing amid her relationship with 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 mother-of-two used the website to share her views on everything from feminism to her passion for philanthropy

The mother-of-two used the website to share her views on everything from feminism to her passion for philanthropy

An avid foodie, she also shared recipes - as well as makeup and beauty tips, travel advice, and interviews with her celebrity friends, including Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra

An avid foodie, she also shared recipes – as well as makeup and beauty tips, travel advice, and interviews with her celebrity friends, including Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra

When closing the blog down in 2017, she reflected on how it 'evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity'

When closing the blog down in 2017, she reflected on how it ‘evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity’

‘Or her post about the benefits of green juice: Was this the diet she was making Harry follow?’

Earlier this year, DailyMail.com uncovered public records that showed Los Angeles-based lawyer Marjorie Witter Norman had filed a new application to trademark the name on behalf of the actress in July 2020.

A similar application was filed in 2019, but had expired. At the time, her representative said in a statement: ‘The lasting trademark is to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated 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 had been rectified and re-submitted six months later. It seems like only time will tell if The Tig is going to make a comeback.

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