Meghan Markle has shut down her blog, The Tig, and you know what that means

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Just last week, I was reading some inane story on the Daily Mail in which the DM attempted to use one of the posts on Meghan Markle’s site The Tig to try to figure out if there was some hidden clue about a would-be proposal. Meghan started The Tig before she even met Prince Harry, and she intended it to be some sort of touchy-feely lifestyle-feminism site, I think. But since we learned that she and Harry are for-real, The Tig has sort of been used against her, as British journalists in particular use the posts in their gossip coverage. Plus, if and when Meghan and Harry get married, it’s a huge no-no for a princess/duchess to have her own blog. That just isn’t done. So is it any surprise that she has just shut it down?

It’s the end of an era for Meghan Markle. The Suits actress, who has been dating Prince Harry for several months, announced Friday that she has shut down her lifestyle website, The Tig. The site was created in 2014. Markle announced the news in a post on The Tig’s homepage, as well as on Instagram.

“After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig,” she wrote. “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. 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.”

Markle signed the note with an “xx” to her supporters.

[From People]

Obviously, royal-watchers are freaking out about this development. Given that we’ve heard from well-placed sources that Meghan is losing interest in acting, it seems like she’s really taking the first steps to start the next phase of her life, which will obviously be… marrying Harry and becoming royal (which means giving up acting and blogging). For what it’s worth, a source insists to People Mag that “The Tig has been a labor of love for Meghan but it’s a full-time job. She wants to focus this season of Suits, which just starting filming and spending more time in the field on her philanthropy.” The source says any speculations for why she’s shutting down the blog are “false.” But come on, we know.

All of which brings me to two points. One, the conversation is obviously that Harry and Meghan are on the same page completely, they’ve been talking about marriage and they both know that they’re headed in that direction, sooner rather than later, and this move was made by Meghan in consultation with Harry. I believe that. But point #2: what if that’s not the case? I mean, you can believe that Harry and Meghan are for-real and that an engagement might be happening soon, but what if Meghan is making certain moves with an eye to ensure that Harry really has no other option? Like, if Harry doesn’t propose soon, everyone will say “but she was completely changing around her life for him!” He’ll look like a cad. Incidentally, Kate did something similar with William – she put all of her eggs into the “marrying William” basket and it got to the point where he would have looked like a total cad if he didn’t marry her. Now, as I said, I absolutely believe that Harry and Meghan are on the same page. I’m just game-theorying over here.

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  1. Margo S. says:

    Love that red dress! She is so beautiful. Can you imagine her and Harry’s children?! Drop dead gorgeous!

    • Snazzy says:

      we must have typed our comments at the same time. Love the red dress 🙂

    • wolfpup says:

      Game theory – Harry and Megan are on the same page. God bless our dreams!

      • Olenna says:


      • wolfpup says:

        I can’t but help myself from saying hugs to you, Olenna.. No one will understand this – but ourselves, made of love and integrity, and privacy. However, there is no reason to stop sending you blessing, and blessings, and blessings…

    • raincoaster says:

      That red dress is killer, and yes, they’ll have gorgeous kids.

    • NotSoSocialButterfy says:

      She looks just gorgeous in that shade of red; she is a lovely woman in general.

  2. Snazzy says:

    She looks amazing in that red dress.
    No views on if it means anything or not, but I really want it to just to watch the press freak out about Harry marrying a mix race american

    Also, honking for Harry, because it’s Sunday

  3. Sixer says:


    • bluhare says:

      Dignity and decorum, Sixer! Madame bluhare’s wedding board planner has no room for flying Elvi. They have been replaced by twinkling fairy lights.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh, man. Please let me have the flying Elvi. They are the only things with the potential to make 2017 bearable!

      • wolfpup says:

        I’ll go for the twinkling fairy lights, that light up all spaces for our dreams.

      • Megan says:

        The Flying Elvis would do us a world of good on this side of the pond as well. I’ll tweet Meghan and let her know.

      • Hazel says:

        How about Flying Elvi WITH twinkling fairy lights?

      • bluhare says:

        You guys will ruin my decor!!! I’ve got beautiful creams and forest greens with bits of other colors depending on the season. Although . . . . maybe they could have seasonally appropriate hats. Or we could have flying Elvi ice sculptures at the reception. But definitely *not* at the church.

      • Olenna says:

        It’s all good –flying Elvi, twinkling lights, even technicolor water fountains. I know my excitement is premature but I love weddings. Can hardly wait to hear everyone’s menu suggestions for a CB wedding watchathon brunch.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Chocolate biscuit cake will be on my menu.

      • Olenna says:

        Nota, I’ve never had it, but chocolate biscuit cake sounds heavenly. Anything with ganache works for me. This recipe says it’s inspired by TQ. Also, I had a buttermilk cake with fruit compote and vanilla bean ice cream at a rehearsal dinner not long ago and it was wonderful.

      • Sixer says:

        When you say chocolate biscuit cake, do you mean British or American biscuits? Is this some kind of transatlantic recipe for a transatlantic marriage? That sounds BRILLIANT.

        We can have fairy lights. We can have creams and greens. We’re still at St Martin-in-the-Field, right?


      • notasugarhere says:

        British. Basically not-too-sweet biscuits (aka butter cookies that aren’t sugary), broken up and covered in the finest melted chocolate you can afford. You can use McVities digestives, but I prefer McVities Rich Tea, because they hold up to the chocolate better.

    • suze says:

      Bluhare – we have to have the flying Elvi! It’s been keeping Sixer and I alive through an increasingly desperate 2017!

  4. Maria says:

    I agree with you Kaiser that Harry and Meghan are on the same page and that something is up.
    My feeling re the second option I don’t believe Meghan is that calculating to try and trap Harry. She is 35, has been married before, and has a career. Of course I don’t really know her so before the Meghan haters come down and tear me to shreds like vultures, I am simply speculating.

    • QueenB says:

      I also believe they agreed on that but her career is nothing next to what her life with Harry would be. Its a huge upgrade. Its not like a 35 year old actress in a minor show would suddenly become the next Jennifer Lawrence.

    • IlsaLund says:

      Perhaps she simply shut the site down because the press was using it against her? The media taking ordinary things she posts and twisting it into whatever gossip fantasy they want to sell papers certainly must have been upsetting?

      • notasugarhere says:

        That makes sense. The press and angry tumblr girls going through and rehashing things she wrote three years ago. If she doesn’t want the blog anymore, shut it down no matter what else is happening in her personal life.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Maria, ITA. I refuse to believe she’s a calculating royal groupie. I’d believe she’s in love and genuinely excited about the potential for their partnership in global issues, but it seems absurd to me that someone who wasn’t raised to chase royal husbands wpuld develop that tendency in her 30s. The RF is such a bizarre anachronism compared to her world.

      • wolfpup says:

        Why shouldn’t she be a calculating royal groupie, with Harry telling her how to survive while protecting her? – I think that the obvious is that Harry and herself are in love. There is never a question when two people love one another.

        Let them go! Let them be free to fly to every possible dream that they can imagine together!

        Excuse me, but I see this as Harry truly loving his mother. Blessings! that all his mother would give him freely, her beautiful sweet child; full of huge blessings and hope.

        In our respect for her love, can we not give these children, our blessing?

      • Bettyrose says:

        Absolutely, Wolfpup! more power to their love. But groupies are basically just social climbers chasing more powerful men. It’s not about love, which is why I said I don’t put Meghan in that category.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Maria, I don’t think she’s trying to trap him, nor are we anywhere near “he’s a cad if he doesn’t marry her”. He dated Cressida for two years, they’re not married. These two have been together since what, July? If they marry soon, fine, but if they don’t, I don’t see permanent shame for either of them.

  5. Jb says:

    Love the game theory. Who the h*** knows what anything might mean. I hope they have found love & partnership, will be married quickly and have 4 beautiful royal (mixed race) children and the 6 of them live happily ever after. The end.

    • Luca76 says:

      Well I think they’re definitely on the same page whether or not they actually have a happily ever after or they have heir & spare then drift apart I think Meghan will be fine. That girl is smart, ambitious, and I like it!

  6. Shijel says:

    Haven’t there been whispers that the RF really doesn’t like Meghan’s…uh.. outspokenness? Or something? If Meghan could ever be allowed to marry the prince, she’d have to be as opinionless harmless and unpedestrian (whatever that means, probably like, running blogs and stuff) as possible?

    • corporate stepsister says:

      I do think that the quest the RF has in finding someone gormless and malleable has lead to them being hoodwinked by the Middletons. It’s been obvious that Kate was going to do ANYTHING to get and keep the ring, but the RF didn’t realize that it might be an indication that Kate would be a lazy good for nothing mooch. It also caused them to think that Kate wouldn’t really mess up, but she has always been messing up and has deliberately refused to do her duties. Anyone can come across as gormless if they’re clever like Duchess Kate was. I do think that Meg will in fact be a spunky asset, but for some reason that might be viewed as distasteful.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Yeah as fun as this idea is, I don’t see how an American of non-posh origins could ever fit into that world. I’m sure she’d be amazing at the PR stuff, using her position to bring attention to global issues. The media will love her. She’s also well educated and trained for a successful public life. But she’s a multi-cultural American, from anything but a stodgy traditional background, and RF life seems like it requires a lot of adherence to stodgy rules with no real relevance to normal people.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        I wonder if Harry has a world of his own that is more down to earth though? His peers have been soldiers, his work is with veterans and kids. He seems to be the least stuffy and smarmy of the bunch. Harry and whoever he ends up with may be able to live a bit outside the posh-ness.

      • Bettyrose says:

        STBW, That’s part of why it’s fun to think about, Harry & Meghan as actual “modern royals,” but IDK. I hope it happens because it wpuld be so interesting to watch the shakeup in the RF, but when so many aristo women have run screaming from royal marriage proposals, I gotta figure they know something.

      • suze says:

        There would be definite adjustments for her.

      • Sarah says:

        There is, in my view, no way the media will love her. Some of you aren’t old enough to remember Fergie. At first, it was all smiles and roses with Fergie and the media. Then the rumors started that she and Diana didn’t get along, and they turned on her. Look at how the treat her even now!! Look at how Eugenie and Beatrice are treated, two young women who are, by most accounts, polite, kind and want to work a lot more than they are allowed to work because they aren’t “first string.”
        That is Meghan’s future. That is the future of any kids she would have with Harry. And it’s going to be ugly, what the British press will do to her. Think Harry’s popularity will protect him and, by extension, her? Andrew was very handsome and popular, also.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      No, there haven’t been any whispers that the royal family don’t like her. Maybe you are thinking of the comments by people on the DM? There are negative comments there.

      • Shijel says:

        I have no idea what DM is but gossip says that apparently RF finds her unpalatable. For her nudes (what nudes? but apparently there are nudes), for her outspokenness, whatever. Kate’s lazy, but she’s also somewhat safe.

        For the record I think it’s total bullsh-t and I think the two should get married. Harry’s never going to end up on the throne, Charles wants to pare down the royals, I don’t see a problem.

      • Lady D says:

        Kate is facing a court battle next month in France over nude pics taken of her on vacation. Plus, there is no denying she likes to flash. Not sure how many countries has she graced with shots of her butt, although the number is getting up there.
        The DM is the Daily Mail, a British version of the National Enquirer. The comments on that site are mostly horrifically racist and abusive. I don’t recommend it.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate has actually flashed photographers during royal visits whereas there are no pictures like that of Meghan. Even if there were, it is pretty hard to condemn her for doing something that Kate has done multiple times while on duty.

      • Shijel says:

        Ah, gotcha. I’m not condemning Meghan. If anything, I’d be thrilled to see her becoming a part of the RF, especially after what a fiasco Kate and Will have been.

        Been out of the loop about Kate flashing though. Not sure I want to get in the loop.

      • LAK says:

        Lady D: the DM(website/print) is not equivalent to the Enquirer. For that, it’s the sun, the mirror and the daily star.

        Since we don’t have anything is bizarre as the enquirer, i’m not even sure my comparison is a perfect example. The DM is definitely not it.

        Further, the DM website is different from the DM print edition and the mail on sunday editions. Different editorial teams with different agendas. All cater to middle class and above rightwing audience. It’s content has always been xenophobic, little Englanders outraged at everything. Get off my lawn types living in utopian home counties.

        The DM website puts a spotlight on it’s showbiz/femail sections with click baity articles and pictures. Most of their content is actually curated from other publication/media or supplied by publicists. The rest of the website is serious content.

      • Lady D says:

        I didn’t know that, LAK. I’ve only ever visited the one website related to them. Thanks for the info. The site doesn’t sound like much fun to read.

  7. mint says:

    Smart move on her part. Hollywood is a dead end job for her. Its the golden era of television but Suits is not one of these shows. And its not like she is Grace Kelly and leaves behind a big Hollywood career to marry a prince. Shutting down the Tig is necessary if she wants to go to princess school. Good for her.

    • Megan says:

      But why can’t a princess have a blog? Just because no ever has doesn’t mean no one ever should. I’ve never been to The Tig, but it seems like she could leverage her followers around her charity portfolio if/when the time comes.

      • bluhare says:

        I’m with you. Harry and Meghan will probably get a separate page when they marry, and there’s no reason she couldn’t write a blog without any political opinions in it. Humanitarianism type things.

        By the way, speaking of humanity, I was really impressed with Victoria at the Stockholm site.

      • Bridget says:

        I can see where there would be issues with a lifestyle blog – there would be a conflict if she was specifically highlighting goods and services that someone was making a profit off of. But like opinions, etc? I’d love it. Though it sounds probably “unseemly”

      • notasugarhere says:

        I was very impressed by Victoria too. When asked how will Sweden move forward from this? She answered, “Together.” How quickly can we get the strip-club loving king of Sweden to abdicate?

      • Hazel says:

        Yeah, Madeleine of Sweden has a twitter & IG account, as does Rania of Jordan, maybe once royal Meghan can reinforce her charitable work in that way. Something, you know, Kate could be doing….

      • notasugarhere says:

        Countess of Wessex blogged her Duke of Edinburgh Awards bicycle journey. As others have said, some royals have social media accounts. World is moving forward. If she wanted that type of outlet, they’d find a way to have it happen, even if she was only blogging about the charities she visits/supports in her work.

      • suze says:

        Actually, if she ran a serious blog on a royal site I think it would be great. I do think a lifestyle blog would be a no go – but who knows? Maybe she will? Royals speak out on serious causes all the time now.

  8. vauvert says:

    Just curious because I read this on another gossip blog: is it true she left her husband for another guy, and dropped that one when she met Harry?

    Personally I am completely indifferent whether she and Harry get married, and I tend to believe she is neither the pure innocent angel some make her out to be, nor the thirsty scheming harpy others do. The truth is most likely somewhere in the middle. A middling actress with a lifestyle blog, yawn, what a cliche… but that doesn’t mean she is not sincerely in love with Harry… and it also doesn’t preclude her playing the game for all she’s worth, when the prize can be a princess life.

    • Merritt says:

      I don’t think anyone but those involved and their confidants know the truth about her relationships with her ex-husband and ex-boyfriend. It is all speculation.

    • WeAreAllMadeofStars says:

      Yes, because everyone is as pathologically obsessed with English royalty as the people who sit around for hours on the internet talking about it…

    • Julie says:

      I’ve never understood the American fascination with monarchies. Some people are obsessive about them. Monarchies are outdated and shouldn’t exist.

      • bettyrose says:

        I don’t understand my own obsession, but there’s some combination of watching a family living 200 years in the past operate in today’s world (hey, time travel is a comedy genre all its own) and some amount of schadenfreude, watching people who apparently have the best of everything, from breeding to education, bumble repeatedly in their outdated approaches to modern reality.

      • Hazel says:

        I’ve always been fascinated by the stinking rich, partly influenced by all those 1930s movies I saw when I was a kid–it was the Depression, but the women were always dressed in evening gowns & diamonds! It’s just so different from my own life that I find it fascinating.

      • Jeesie says:

        They certainly don’t have the best of breeding. The best of in-breeding perhaps.

    • notasugarhere says:

      From what I can tell, no. She and her husband broke up about a year before she met the chef, judging by the posts on her blog and news articles (not tumblr or forum revisions) of when she and her husband separated and she and the chef spotted together in Toronto. She and the chef broke up April/May of last year after a holiday trip. She went to London and met Harry in June/July.

  9. Kitty says:

    Wouldn’t she also close her FB, Twitter and IG account as well?

  10. Snowflake says:

    Oh, I hope so! That would be awesome! I think she’s living with him already. Prince Harry seems strong enough to handle any push back from marrying her. Go megarry!

  11. anonymous says:

    Get that ring meghan ! do your dam thing !!

  12. manda says:

    Ehhhh, but WOULD he REALLY be thought of as a cad? Really? I just doubt it. I think any gossip would have a heavy undertone of “but he was never really going to marry her” or “but he could never marry her” and that anything she did was because she was foolish enough to think that she could be accepted. Because her background is still a world apart from how Kate was raised. I mean, Kate was basically mingling with that set for a long while, otherwise how else would she have met Will? Meghan is from the US and from a broken home and I just feel like that would be “too much” for that set of people. Aren’t they like, next level snobby? I can’t even imagine the battlefields of etiquette and their weird unspoken rules. FWIW, I hope it works out, but it seems really farfetched to me.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate’s family was not in the same circles as the royal family. Carole just made sure her daughter was in the same school as William in university since she switched where she was going and timed it the same by also taking a gap year.

      • Sara says:

        @NIc and LAK- Here at home (UK) it is better known (than US perhaps?) that Kate was in the same circles as WIll since her school days – although her Princess whitewashing has rather buried these facts. She had even been to Highgrove parties thrown by William during their teen years though she never really caught his eye then, Mama Carole also arranged sleepovers for her girls inviting only aristocrats’ daughters from school. Many of those girls have given direct/indirect interviews about how creepy it was that only the titled gentry’s kids were invited ,
        It really is very sad to see a mother curating her daughter’s entire life for a title.

        But what a burn it will be for the Middleton girls if Harry does marry MM as she would then achieve in less than 3 years what Kate took a decade trying 😛
        Also this couple has totally overtaken any media tories on Pippa’s upcoming wedding…which is Good 😀

      • Sharon Lea says:

        Katie Nicholl’s book on Kate said that Emilia Jardine-Paterson introduced Kate to William at Highgrove prior to college (she wound up as a godparent, so I think this must be true). Not often mentioned is Kate joined Raleigh Int’l, to do a stint with the same charity that William did in Chile + took an art trip to Italy that he was set up to join prior to their Freshman year. William backed out of going to Italy at the last minute. According to this book, Kate was in the very dorm room one floor just below William’s. This girl did everything to be in his path. She even went swimming at a local hotel’s swimming pool because that is what William did their freshman year.

      • Erica says:

        @Sharon Lea ,I knew about the staying in the dorm but there rest i didn’t know about. Kate basically turned into a stalker,going everywhere he went .Now I know why he looks so unhappy,he married someone who obviously was obsessed with him .How could he not have known that she did all those to be around him.

      • LAK says:

        Sara: it’s not as simple as that. Attending school with posh kids doesn’t mean you are in their circles and as you point out, the middletons had a creepy strategy of cultivating only the trophy posh amongst them. Pippa and Kate continued this strategy at university though Kate hit the jackpot much sooner than Pippa.

        Emilia was a useful friend to cultivate because she genuinely grew up with William and Harry to extent that she was thought to be dating one of them. Through Emilia, Kate was invited to Highgrove, but left no impression. Ditto when William played Rugby at Marlborough afew times and never once sort out Kate.

        The way Kate chased William around the globe and St Andrews per @Sharon Lea’s post is how she strategically placed herself in his path. Left out is the fact that she changed universities so that she could matriculate with William at St Andrews. Not forgetting that being a known quantity via Emilia is how she passed the security vetting to get into his halls.

        And when all these efforts weren’t making any progress, strutting down a catwalk in see through skirt was the extreme act required to get his attention.

        Lucky for her, he took the bait this time, yet there is more to that part of the story than simply seeing her in skanty clothing and deciding that she was the one, and it involves Thomas von strawberry.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        @LAK, what’s the story re: von Strawberry???

      • Daisy says:

        Thomas von Strawberry? Do tell… given he’s one of William’s besties I can probably imagine, but I’d love the gossip.

        (Also, there is apparently someone else using Daisy on this site, and that person and I don’t agree on anything… so maybe I need a different name.)

      • bettyrose says:

        If you wrote a book, I would buy it. Just saying.

      • Bitsy says:

        From what I understand, Kate and Bill had known each other in passing years before university. And during university there is a ton of juicy info that the press won’t ever release because the palace basically made a deal with them to handle both boys with kid gloves until after college when they were well into adulthood. So lots of whitewashing for those two.

    • LAK says:

      What Nic919 said.

    • Odette says:

      Meghan and Harry were introduced by mutual friends. In other words, she, too, has been running in this circle for awhile.

    • Oriane says:

      I believe the snobby set might be nicer to Meghan that it was to Kate: the ‘borders’ of class are enforced more strongly towards those middle class interlopers who have ideas above their station (i.e. the Middletons) – Meghan’s upbringing is altogether different, so they might just display a sort of ‘noblesse oblige’ and welcome her (‘at least she’s not a middleton’ and ‘see, we’re not snobby at all, we welcome this American’)

      • Erica says:

        I think they will treat Meghan better than Kate too. The Middleton’s were too thirsty and desperate for titles. One big difference is harry is chasing Meghan not the other way round like how Kate chased and clung on to William for years. I hope they announce an engagement, I would love to see all the Middleton’s PR for Pippa’s wannabe royal wedding get sidelined for Harry and Meghan coverage.

    • Hazel says:

      Aristos are known for their philandering, that’s one advantage to having a country pile. You can carry on with no one but the servants knowing anything. Both Diana & Sarah’s mothers left their families, for example, And it think it was Jimmy Goldsmith who said something along the lines of when you marry your mistress, you create a job opening.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Harry is from a “broken home”, they have that in common. Sophie Wessex is middle class, not wealthy parents, doing fine and accepted. Both of Anne’s husbands were/are middle class. Plenty of members of the BRF come from other countries, including Autumn Phillips, Sophie Winkleman, Gary Lewis, Princess Michael, and Birgitte Duchess of Gloucester (foreign and her parents divorced when she was young). Most were middle class with the exception of Princess Michael.

      Maxima of the Netherlands comes from divorced parents, upper middle class but not nobility, new country and new language and remains a different religion than her royal husband. Mary of Denmark, middle class, Australian not Danish, new country and new language. Marie of Denmark has divorced parents, she’s French not Danish, new country and new language, doing fine.

      There are plenty of examples of royal wives who come from other countries, aren’t aristocrats, are a different religion than their royal spouse, may have been married before. It depends on the two individuals in the relationship.

    • Ange says:

      Considering the amount of marriages aristos often have I doubt being a child of divorce means much to them. Harry’s ex Cressida’s parents had like 6 marriages between them didn’t they?

    • Sarah says:

      Those cheering for this here seem to think Harry would be strong enough to handle any blowback, but I don’t know. He still seems to like to party (and obviously drink quite a bit, from stories of the wedding) and is close to his aristocratic spoiled rotten friends. Does anyone really think they will accept Meghan? Come on! They don’t accept Kate, cause she is middle class. Meghan is a world apart from that and not in a way they will like. And when his friends don’t accept her, maybe he wouldn’t care now, but go a few years down the road, when they hit bumpy spots like all marriages do, and he starts to think, “Hmmm…maybe my friends were right,” or his friends aren’t supportive of her and the marriage.
      It takes a very secure, strong person to end up w someone their friends mock. It isn’t right, I get that, but I’m sure they do mock Meghan behind her back, cause that just sounds like who they are.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Duchess of Northumberland is from “humble beginning” (mother was a lady, father untitled). I don’t see anyone shunning her. The stories of William’s friends saying “Doors to Manual” etc was from the Middleton PR hack, not something that happened. It wasn’t because of humble origins that people wouldn’t like them, but because they were clearly trying to use members of the aristocracy to get what they wanted.

  13. original kay says:

    This is good! I hope she wins her prize, I mean prince.

    She’s already doing the job- she knows how to dress and carry herself, she is already passionate about doing charity work, she can memorize lines ( speeches) and deliver them convincingly. She has no issues being in the public domain, and doesn’t seem to whine and complain about it.

    Good fit for Harry, who seemingly conducts himself in the same vein.

    How Kate and Will will deal with Harry and Meghan being the power couple will be interesting gossip for decades.

  14. Jeesie says:

    I think it’s just because it was an unsuccessful and until recently very unknown attempt at branching out from acting. The latest PR from her and Harry seems to be trying to make her out as something a bit more than an actress whose biggest success by far is being the 5th/6th lead on small-time show, and I’d assume a lifestyle website that didn’t even get much attention after she started dating a prince kind of goes against the image they’re trying to build.

    They want the Grace Kelly, giving up a sparkling Hollywood career to be a Princess story, not the 35yr old actress with one moderately significant role to her name jumping ship slightly before her show gets cancelled story.

    • mar_time says:

      I don’t agree Jessie, you make it sound like just because something isn’t super popular, it isn’t a worthwhile gig…the tig has 141k followers on instagram, many of the commentors on the post were very upset about their daily uplifting stories being cancelled but happy for her next adventure, seems like a great passion project to me! Also, who cares if she’s 5th/6th lead? She wanted to act and got to act…the idea of “success” is different to everyone.

      • Sarah says:

        141k followers?? I know people who make jewelry who have more than that. That isn’t a successful gif for someone of her fame.

  15. corporate stepsister says:

    It could very well be that her and Harry are prepping for an engagement announcement and I do not think she would shut down her blog if she weren’t promised a ring. She isn’t lighting Hollywood on fire, but really, her life is her business and she has a right to live it as she has seen fit to do. I don’t judge her for her previous marriage mainly since no one should expect to live life waiting for a prince or anticipating marriage to a prince.

  16. Louise177 says:

    I don’t understand why people keep trashing Meghan’s career. Just because Suits isn’t a major show doesn’t mean her career is nothing. She’s a working actress on a successful show. That may be all she wants not being an A-list celebrity. I don’t follow her career or private life but I don’t get why people assume she’s a gold-digging, mediawh*re. Most examples given isn’t anything different from what anybody else says or does. She papped because nobody cared before not because she calls them. Quotes given by “friends” happens no matter who you are. Her interviews haven’t been about Harry. It’s all political and charity driven. I just don’t get the hate.

    • original kay says:

      I don’t get it either. Suits is a fine show (until Jessica left). Great opening song.

      Her career is a dream to most actors. Steady paycheque, time off to pursue other interests (or her charity work), and on a show that while perhaps not super Big Bang popular, has a steady audience and is well written, well executed. I think all those actors appreciate what a good show it is (before Jessica left).

    • Sharon Lea says:

      ITA with you guys. She has had a steady acting career for several seaons + being on a tv show means she only has to work part of the year versus me in a 9 to 5 year-round job! They generally get the week of Thanksgiving off, the week of Christmas off, they have great pension plans etc etc..

    • cynic says:

      I agree, Louise177. She has a career and she does charity work. Kate did nothing for years while waiting for that ring.

    • Merritt says:

      Racism. The reality is that most people in her industry are not A-list. So why is it an issue with Meghan? Because people are grasping at straws to find something to go after her on.

      • Mimi says:

        Exactly Merritt. Meghan has earned more personal success than any individual member of the BRF can claim. Harry is the one punching above his weight, not her, and I suspect he and everyone around him knows it. She is a queen in her own right. She doesn’t need him to validate her.

      • Olenna says:

        Well said, Mimi.

      • suze says:

        I am astounded by some of these comments. Meghan not good enough for Harry? She’s more accomplished career-wise, has more education, is equally well traveled and, quite frankly, I think she protects him as much as he protects her.

    • Jeesie says:

      I’m not trashing her career. Just pointing out that the PR the last month or so has been portraying her career very differently than reality. She’s had a steady job for 6 years, that’s better than most actors ever achieve, but the PR coming from her and Harry is trying to frame her as a famous actress who’s come around to the idea of giving a stellar career up. In reality SUITS is maybe a season away from cancellation, and pre-Harry she never made any kind of impact on it so she wasnt going to have great offers lined up for afterwards. She’d have been back to doing a guest role on an episode of TV once or twice a year and if she was lucky the odd Hallmark movie. Which again, pretty damn good for an actor, but they’re really trying to present her as something far beyond just a working actor. Megan’s ‘friends’ especially are pushing the idea that she’s a big big star in Toronto, which isnt remotely true, even now.

      The Tig had very, very low subscriber numbers across social media even months after her relationship with Harry went public, when you’d think it would have gotten a massive, instant boost. Even now the numbers are very low, less than many regular people’s lifestyle pages. The only place her posts ever got referenced was the tabloids, and even they only picked up on the fact she had this site very recently. Nothing ever went so much as semi-viral. It wasn’t a successful lifestyle venture, because she wasn’t famous enough for it to get any attention. That doesn’t jibe with the ‘Hollywood actress becomes a Princess’ angle they’re pushing, so they’ve gotten rid of it so it’s completely forgotten by the time they do get publicly engaged.

      • addie says:

        I get your point. Given the entertainment industry, Meghan’s done well for herself. She hustles, but you’d have to to get anywhere in that world. Also success is relative and fame is fleeting; it does not have to be Big Bang Theory level to make a good living. LA supports a huge number of working entertainment professionals, most not famous, and they do just fine. Minor/little fame doesn’t diminish their contributions.

        Harry and Meghan may be on the same page, but the combined PR effort coming out of late is just unnecessary. Meghan does not have to be whitewashed by being given a bigger career than she has (that is insulting) or being the most loved person in Toronto. She’s real, been around, lived her life, as has Harry. I wish they would just forget about PR, do their own thing and announce when it is right for them.

  17. Ge says:

    I just hope she will keep on dressing well (meaning like a young woman) and not starting to look as old and out of fashion as her sister in law…
    It’s disturbing how difficult it seems to be for Royals to look decent and appropriate without looking so old, boring and out of touch regarding fashion. Don’t they have stylists ??

    • Nic919 says:

      Sophie is 50 and looks fine. She dresses a lot more stylish than Kate and wears trousers occasionally and never leggings. It’s just Kate that can’t dress for shit.

    • Hazel says:

      Sarah Chatto (Princess Margaret’s daughter) is quite stylish, I think. She does retro well.

  18. HappyXamp says:

    People Magazine, and Gossip Cop both came out and said that their sources claimed it had nothing to do with H and was about her wanting to focus on acting and philanthropy. Now I know a lot of you here hate the Tumblr stans, but they are good for somethings, they found out that the Tig wasn’t making a lot of income. It also cost more to make than it brought in. The last few article on it had be reposts anyways. I wonder if it was becoming more of a financial burden more than anything.

    • Odette says:

      But how would random Tumblr users have any clue how much the site made — or how much it cost to build for that matter? I took a look at the site; it’s just a regular old blog — no special functionality. It could have cost as little as $500 to make.

      • HappyXamp says:

        There are websites that monitor traffic and what not and can give you estimates as to what the site earned. My sister who ran a plus size fashion blog for several years used them and she says they’re fairly accurate.

      • Odette says:

        For work, I have to deal with sites all the time. While platforms like you suggest exist, they’re often not very accurate in my opinion….Plus, we don’t know what type of endorsement / sponsorship money she also got to “push” certain products. No point in arguing about it, though. I guess I just find it frustrating how people (not you necessarily, just in general) always seem to be diminishing her accomplishments. And to be be honest, I find her a bit too “sugary”, but there is no denying that she has made a wonderful life for herself — it’s impressive. And it’s obvious that she is a dedicated, hard-working woman.

      • Mimi says:

        Hmm…you seemed to have that answer at the ready. You wouldn’t be one of those random Tumblr users, no?

        Sad how the little girls and old ladies on Tumblr are dedicating their waking hours to trying to find some kernel of dirt on Meghan instead of living their own sad pathetic lives. They seem to think publicly discrediting her in some way will force Harry to dump her. If they had ever actually had any romantic relationships (in real life, not their fanfics), they would realize that attacking his lover is probably only making him even more protective of her.

        I didn’t think much of Meghan when all this began because anyone who holds a pretentious snob like Gwyneth Paltrow up as inspiration is automatically suspect. But she is holding her own in this situation and I’m impressed by the way she’s handling things. Despite what many think of the attractions of the BRF, I think Meghan is the prize in this situation. She was doing fine pre-Harry and I have no doubt she could easily attract any handsome, rich, powerful man that she wanted without all this extra crap she’s been thrown. Harry, on the other hand, has struggled in his adult years to attract and convince a woman of substance to be with him. If this doesn’t work out, he’ll most likely end up with his own Kate Middleton type.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They wouldn’t Odette, you’re right. They’re adept at making it look like they know anything, and people fall for it because they want to.

  19. dodgy says:

    Ehh, I’m over the Royal Family, tbh. I’d give up the Royal Family to stay in the EU. Hopefully when the Queen dies, we’ll phase them out.

  20. joannie says:

    Maybe dating Harry has opened other doors for her and she’s taking advantage of the opportunities.

    • graymatters says:

      It would be interesting if the next thing we hear is that she’s accepted some sort of multi-movie megabucks deal and that – alas – her relationship with Harry is no longer compatible with her career. Unlikely, perhaps, but interesting.

  21. Rocio says:

    Apparently you have to be a Stepford wife to be part of the RF. Kate seems to have succeeded on that.

  22. Lainey says:

    I still don’t see an engagement until late this year early next year. She’s filming in Canada until November or so and the cost of protecting her will be ridiculous. Hopefully they’ll be smart enough to think about that.
    Think the closings two fold. The British papers keep using what she wrote for new stories, so closing it stops that and the fact that she obviously cant keep it if she marries Harry. Writing anything new would guarantee forensic analysis about what they mean by the press and looking for clues about Harry no matter what she wrote about.
    Personally I’d love if she kept it or changed it into writing solely about her philanthropy work. Be cool even as a royal to get that insight into the work they do.

  23. Laura says:

    I think Meghan is beautiful! The royal family would be fortunate to have her.

  24. M.A.F. says:

    Eh, she has that sister who is writing a tell-all or whatever she is doing. And if her own site is being used against her, I too would shut it down.

  25. Melissa says:

    I love that you made game-theory a verb. Totally stealing that.

    • renzii says:

      There has been a report on the Daily Fail which claims that Harry will be accompanied by Meghan when he visits Africa in November. There has been no confirmation, but it is conceivable since this visit will be a private one, specifically about Harry’s Sentebale charity. Here’s hoping it’s true!

  26. MaybeTomorrow says:

    Being royal means that red dress needs to grow a few more inches

  27. It'sJustBlanche says:

    I hope they don’t invite trump and co to the wedding. What a wonderful snub that would be!

    • Jessica says:

      They wouldn’t get an invitation anyway. The Obamas weren’t invited to William and Catherine’s wedding after it was rumored that they were originally on it.

  28. Bitsy says:

    Please please please please please bring some good looks and culture into that staid antiquated family!

  29. CynicalCeleste says:

    1. A cad doesn’t give a toss about looking like a cad.
    2. She would not shut down her blog unless already engaged.
    3. Do we honestly believe Harry would propose and we the public would be immediately notified? No. We are not first on the priority list.

  30. Kayla says:

    Kind of upset The Tig is gone, never went onto the website but once, but even if a lifestyle blog is considered pretencious, blogging can be very therapeutic.

    I kind of want it to come back in some form if her and Harry actually make it down the aisle, it would be cool if she was allowed to do a blog and that blog was hers as much as his.

    KP could use it to post Harry and Meghan’s schedule, Harry and Meghan could write personal posts on the charity they’re doing for a specific trip etc. The website would build traffic and therefore revenue, if the public knew of this income then that could maybe put a positive light on Harry and Meghan i.e they’re not taking taxpayers money etc.

    Also, I have to say, I appreciate the comments have not strayed to the negative and stayed on speculation and just good discussion.

  31. Adele Dazeem says:

    Slightly alternate theory: what if that website was just taking up too much of her time and now that she’s traveling more and doing other things (aka Harry!) that she doesn’t have the time for it? She started it a few years ago and while it might be life-altering for some people, it doesn’t seem to have the impact of say, Gwyneth Paltrow’s. No shade.

  32. corporate stepsister says:

    Truth be told, it’s a real shame that anyone marrying into that family has to give up their career. Imagine working hard and enjoying what you do, only to have to throw it all away. If someone married into the RF and wanted to build some new business or suddenly discovers a passion, then I understand not letting them do it since they shouldn’t’ be able to use the RF’s titles, connections, and money to make it happen, but if someone has something established before, it is rather cruel to make that person give up that established autonomy.

    • addie says:

      But those already in the RF use their connections – think Zara and her brother, Peter. I agree, that those marrying in as well as those in the RF should continue working or be encouraged to. The burden should be lessened for the public having to support them for no good reason.

  33. Kaz says:

    I think Harry is getting desparate. He wants to have a partner and same sort of life as his married friends. Chelsea didn’t work out, nor the other blond one (woops, forgot her name). He’s ready!

  34. Andrea says:

    She hasn’t been papped anywhere in almost a month, no yoga. no Jessica, no gym and jessica removed her photo, why? Strange, it seems she is cutting off access. Why? I think she’ll leave suits mid-season, that means she would have to shoot at least 60% of the 16 episodes before she goes. She would need the free time to put those in the can before august and blogging would take up all her free time. Plus now the tabloids will have to stop rehashing her blogs.

  35. TryingToThink says:

    Writing a good blog is a lot of work and also a good blog is good promotion.
    she no longer needs the promotion via a personal blog.

  36. RiotAct says:

    Does anyone know the status of her contract with Reitmans? Is she done with that as well?

  37. India says:

    If they marry, Kate is going to freak out. Meghan is beautiful. Kate is not. It will be interesting to watch this soap opera.

    • joannie says:

      Looks are subjective. Kate has nothing to worry about and I doubt there’s a soap opera or ever will be one.

  38. Katherine says:

    I mean, her life and all but I regretted building my life around a guy, couldn’t help it though, or maybe didn’t know better – as in, I knew in theory it’s never worth it but thought I’d be the exception or smth and actually enjoy a life I didn’t want as long as I had him. Nah