Will Duchess Meghan somehow relaunch her blog The Tig this year?

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reacts as she arrives to visit Canada House, in London on January 7, 2020, in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.

Is there anything left to learn from the Duchess of Sussex’s now-defunct blog The Tig? I think the fact that she created a lifestyle blog is interesting – she created it when “having a vanity lifestyle blog” was quite the trend for celebrities, many of whom were following (and tweaking) Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. I hate to give Gwyneth credit for that, but she really did start it. Blake Lively tried it (and failed) and Reese Witherspoon tried it and succeeded. But Meghan gave up The Tig months before she and Harry announced their engagement. There were stories about how she kept all of her trademarks, but that’s just a business decision so no one else will call their blog “The Tig.” Anyway, now that Meghan and Harry are living their post-royal lives in LA, what are the chances that Meghan restarts The Tig?

Is Meghan Markle about to take on Gwyneth Paltrow? A royal insider claimed that Markle is going to relaunch her formerly successful lifestyle blog The Tig, which will compete with the likes of Paltrow’s Goop.

“I think Meghan is going to have another Instagram,” Royal expert Myka Meier told the Royally Obsessed podcast last week. “I think she’s going to do a Goop, like a new version of The Tig … I really think that’s coming. I have a friend with a little bit of insider knowledge, and I think she’s already working on something,” Meier continued. “I think we will be seeing something very interesting and creative with masterminds from all over the world coming together to bring something inspiring soon.”

The Tig, which Markle shut down in 2017 before marrying Harry, covered all things fashion, beauty, food and travel — and was very similar to Goop. Markel, like Paltrow, could rake in millions from the relaunched brand, which would help with her and Harry’s finances.

[From Page Six]

My guess is that “insider knowledge” of a new blog or Instagram is probably vague enough to be true. I’ve believed for months now that Meghan and Harry were preparing to launch their post-royal lives with a series of big announcements in and around June (that was the original plan). The idea was to fold everything together – they would tell “their side” to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durant for the (authorized!) biography, they would announce their new Archewell charity/foundation, they would fold in several announcements about a production company and documentary series, and yes, they would launch a new Instagram and perhaps even a blog too. I don’t think that we’ll get a repeat of The Tig, but the essence of The Tig will probably be felt.

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  1. Aurora says:

    I think a collaboration on a skincare line for Meghan would be be a blockbuster success. She has really amazing skin.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Good idea. It would make her tons of money, hey if Kylie Jenner did it successfully so can the Duchess of Sussex.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      That’s great idea. She has beautiful skin AND she has been persecuted because of her color. It would be poetic justice if she and Harry became Independently wealthy from it and never needed another dime from Harry’s father, the future king.

    • Lisa says:

      I definitely want her skincare routine.

    • VS says:

      is it skincare or genes? Meghan inherited it from her mom; so others can use the skincare but would they get a skin like hers? I doubt it but that’s why ads work so well

      • Ali says:

        An affordable Skin care line for the duchess would be amazing.

      • Xo says:

        I know. . .women are so f#$%ing gullible when it comes to overpriced skincare.

        I’ll lose so much respect for her if she goes that route.

    • Miumiiiu says:

      Really, great skin? I don’t see it , in close ups at least. I’m around the same age as her too. Sure she has less wrinkles that Kate but Kate has a lot of wrinkles which I assume is due to smoking tanning and dieting /being quite thin. Most people my age have less wrinkles than Kate but not necessarily more than megan as she does have considerable wrinkles in some photos plus discolouration/ freckles. I know freckles are cute to some but they’re literally a sign of sun damage. I used to have light freckles on the top half of my cheeks until maybe age 21 when I started using shiseido sunscreen, the white lucent line, when I protected my skin regularly the freckles went away as they were something I had due to exposure to the sun. I do wish I had a close up photo of myself then though. Anyways she has ok skin but look at her mother who i assume is In her sixties, That’s some noticeably nice skin. JLo also needs to do skin care if she hasn’t, she has much better skin than almost any celeb and is 50. Mariah Carey too however sometimes she looks like she uses fillers.

      • Prayer Warrior says:

        @Miumiiiu “I know freckles are cute to some but they’re literally a sign of sun damage.” Um, I was born with freckles…and my skin didn’t see the light of day whilst in my mum’s womb. Your definitive statement does not hold up IMO

      • Nowords says:

        I’ve got very light olive skin and no freckles usually. Until I go in the sun that is. Then freckles temporarily appear. They’re so light that unless you’re up in my face it will just look like I have lots of blemishes and scarring, or like I put Jergens on my face unevenly. Now I slather on sunscreen. I WISH I had the cute freckles people are born with.

      • Krystina says:

        @Miumiiiu … Do you not know that people are BORN with freckles?

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      She literally got criticised for ‘glowing’. GLOWING! I would love for her to do a campaign with an upmarket beauty brand like Chanel or Guerlain. Maybe not now, but sometime in the future.

      • EveV says:

        Count me in as someone who would LOVE of she created a skincare line. He skin is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Yes, some of it is genetics but a good skincare routine can help all of us.
        And LOL at commenter MIUMIIU stating that the freckles Meghan was born with is all due to sun damage and that Meghan has more wrinkles than most of MIUMIIU’s friends. Please direct us to the fountain of youth, MIUMIIU, as you and all of your friends must be drinking from it daily.

      • AKILAH says:

        You know, much as we like Meghan she’s not an immortal being nor a goddess. There are people who have skin as good as hers and better, so, yes, maybe she does know people with better skin. Meghan’s main USP isn’t her skin condition fgs.

  2. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    I have this little headcanon that Doria insisted Meghan did not give up her stuff entirely. Meghan was a working actress, not a star, but someone well known in the business and with a talent for networking. The Tig was a success and I believe it was not an accident that she just hit a” pause” button there. Not that she was anything less than confident, buts he spoke about her friends telling her about Britain tabloids and I can only imagine her mother having survived Toxic Tom and life as a black woman in USA told Meghan to have a plan B

    • SomeChick says:

      It would be very foolish to give up the trademarks, as was pointed out in the article. If she had, anyone could misrepresent themself as being her.

      • Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

        That is true, but I definetely think the courtiers pressured her go ” give up” for good. Like they had to give up the royalsussex handle,.

  3. Brit says:

    If is she, which I doubt, good for her. And all the haters and supposed people who claim she’s irrelevant will be right there to stalk and analyze every post. But I really don’t think she will. By the way, the reaction to the book was so funny and the jealously was through the roof especially because of Omid. These people are insanely jealous that it’s already a bestseller and the BM and trolls don’t understand that they aren’t sabotaging, they’re only making it bigger. Just like the Vogue issue and Elephant documentary. They’re trying to control Harry and Meghan who live an ocean away and it’s hilarious to see. The media wants their attention so badly but they also despise them. Harry and Meghan are making them crazy and it’s hilarious to watch. The BM think they’re important and they’re really not. The influence over Harry and Meghan is done.

    • Ginger says:

      Dan Wooten was having meltdowns yesterday over the book which was glorious to see.

      I would love for them to have a blog. I do wonder if they will have their new Instagram launch tomorrow with a new picture of Archie for his birthday.

      • L84Tea says:

        Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I just pre-ordered!

      • Sid says:

        Is that the same Dan Wooten who apparently claimed a while back that he would never write anything about them again? These gossip reporters are unhinged.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        Ugh! I actively avoid him, but I love the fact that he is having a break down! It must really annoy these reporters who thought they had cashed it in by hating on Meghan, only to see Omid waltz in with a best-selling book by just being nice and fair!

        @Sid: he did? wow that lasted long, lol

      • Sid says:

        @Ruby_Woo these people really are a joke.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I don’t think we will see anything close to a lifestyle blog from her, but I could see a blog or website that provides more details and links to various causes (more detailed than what the royals do now on their websites). And of course there will be a IG account again (but for Archewell, not Meghan and harry personally, but I imagine she’ll be very involved in it.) This is the kind of insider knowledge that makes me laugh because its not really anything secret, it just seems to be based on common sense.

    • Brit says:

      These reporters and commentators are wanting to seem so important because Harry and Meghan are the biggest couple on earth and somehow they feel special attaching themselves to them by seemingly acting like they’re in the know. This is what Piers Morgan and the RR was wanting to be for Meghan and Harry. The problem is that they all look and sound stalkerish and downright creepy. It’s very abusive as well.

      • Mumbles says:

        I’m not sure they’re even the biggest couple in England.

        I watched a British game show recently, “Pointless”, which like “Family Feud” is based in part on surveys of random Brits, and most people surveyed didn’t even know Archie’s name. The thing is that to us Royal Watchers, they are huge. But most of the world aren’t Royal watchers.

      • ADS says:

        @Mumbles they are definitely the most famous couple in the UK. By quite a long way.

    • Belli says:

      I completely agree. There’ll be an instagram, maybe a blog, but it’ll be related to their charity work. It won’t be a lifestyle blog and it won’t be a personal instagram.

    • Nowords says:

      I wonder if she has a private/secret Instagram she still posts on. Didn’t Harry have one awhile back? It would be a good way to have an insulated group of trusted loved ones that they can share pictures with. The Yorks have Instagrams so I don’t see why M&H couldn’t have a nice, guarded, secret one.

    • Mtec says:

      @Becks1
      I know they probably have to, since it’s such a big platform, but I really wish she would just launch a site and not have to deal with Instagram. There’s just too many bots and unhinged people there. It really ruins the experience and impact of their posts for me. I’m tired of going there and reading all the negative posts, it diverts the conversation from what could be interesting discussions on their work to people wasting time reporting the comments and having to defend Harry and Meghan against crazies. Instagram needs to do a better job eradicating that. But they won’t. Same with Twitter.

  5. Sofia says:

    I don’t think she’ll bring it back fully. I think she might do collaborations with magazines, documentaries etc etc and talk about topics she talked about on The Tig but I don’t think she’ll bring the website back fully.

  6. Taylor says:

    Respectfully, this royal insider likely knows as much as I do about Meghan’s plans. If you’re speculating, just say it, but they always have to cite these conveniently anonymous sources.

    Also – why are people so obsessed with their personal finances? Is this the case for any other public figures (outside of people willingly profiled in Forbes)?

    • Brit says:

      The richer Harry and Meghan get, the bigger they become and the more money they can get for lawsuits and protection. Also, they won’t ever return to the family and Rota if the succeed in being wealthy. The Royal family and Rota want them back in the fold badly and you can’t tell me any different. Harry is who they keep saying they want back but they know Meghan loves that man and will go back for him as well. But Deep down everyone knows they’ll be successful and won’t go back.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        This 100%. Them having a succssful post-royal life just shows they don’t need the royal association or the Rota.

        It’s funny how the Rota used their priveledged lifestyle as a beating stick… if they don’t like it, they could just leave, and that the Rota was part of the deal.

        In a world where being royal is the ultimate in society, showing that you be more happy, successful, productive and actually impactful as a non-royal shows how fragile the concept actually is.

        This is also why I think the Rota aren’t keen on exposing the Rose Hanbury story. It may irreversibly damage the concept of royalty and with it, their careers.

      • Xo says:

        “Meghan loves that man & will go back for him. ”

        She won’t go back. I suspect she gave H an ultimatum & he chose to do what was necessary to keep the marriage.

    • Harla says:

      I believe that the royal family is very worried about Harry and Meghan becoming successful in their own right because it would open the door for Charlotte, Louis and other members to follow suit and ditch the “royal “ life all together. Also, if the Sussex’s are financially independent then why can’t they all be and quit being the largest welfare family around. The Sussex’s success really calls into question the need for a “royal “ taxpayer funded family.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        To be honest, I just don’t think they’re that deep to think about the future. If they really thought about the spare’s adults lives, they would have compromised a lot more with Harry and Meghan, as it would have been a functional blue-print for future spares. But all of this is going to come back on their own children, when they’re too old to be cute and the press won’t be satisfied with some photos.

        I think your 2nd point is much spot on; they’re more worried that if H&M seem to be successful post-royal life, it goes to show there’s not much status/ power to it. If Harry and Meghan became part-time royals then people would ask, why can’t the others go part-time and pay their own way?

      • Nowords says:

        Dear BRF,

        Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony…You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

      • Jaded says:

        @Nowords…LMFAO! I hope the other CBers get the “watery tart” reference. Thanks for the yuks!

      • Teel says:

        @Nowords … hilarious! ‘Farcical aquatic ceremony’. LOLLLLLLLLLLL

      • Sunday says:

        LOLOLOLOLOL 5 stars for that comment, Nowords!

      • MsIam says:

        I don’t see how H&M being financially independent is that big of a deal when the plan to streamline the monarchy appears to involve that. If the only “working royals” will be the monarch and the direct heir and their family then what are they expecting the others to do? Like others have said, poor Charlotte and Louis will have an awful time of it if they are treated like Harry. I’m guessing the expectation will be that they will find some dreary job and only be seen once or twice a year, because God forbid they overshadow the “future king” .

      • noWords says:

        Haha thanks guys! Every time I see that scene all I can picture is “the watery tart” chucking a sword at Liz.

        I think I could tolerate the BRF if they ditched the carriages and traveled by coconut :D

    • Ainsley7 says:

      People are obsessed with their personal finances because the Sussexes brought up becoming financially independent. There was always interest in how they were paying for things while they were public servants because they were living on the public’s dime. Their website is very vague about how they will become financially independent. It also made it clear that Charles will be financing them, but it’s unclear if that is a short term or long term arrangement. It’s lead to a lot of speculation on things.

      • ABritGuest says:

        I think they had explanation on funding to show that limited amount was from ‘tax payers funds’ because the press was using public funding=public interest to justify things like publishing her letter to her father& outrage at no mass press call when the baby was born.

        The website was designed when they were looking at part time royal duties & not taking sovereign grant so as potentially still public servants might have needed to explain how office could be funded in immediate future until they had whatever plans secured.

        However, now that they aren’t doing royal duties how they make money/are funded isn’t of any more interest than any other non working royals for as long as the Duchy isnt public property & they aren’t cashing in on royal status in a way that upsets the Queen.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        Because it all his life Harry has been portrayed as the ‘silly, dumb party prince’. The joker to his sensible older brother. The moment he started complaining about Meghan’s treatment, the Rota’s stance was ‘we make you, you’re nothing without your status, all your wife cares about is tiaras and if you don’t like you’re treatment, leave’.

        So they did and it’s such a slap in the face for both the RF and RRs that I really don’t think that they can take it. Also, if they are financially successful, it’ll go to show that you don’t need Royal status for success.

        When they initially left, there were so many predictions that they would come back within a year. Them having success will really hurt these people.

      • yinyang says:

        I don’t get why Brits especially “socalled” British republicans bite M&H heads off for spending a penny of their dime, yet seem to have a soft spot for W&K, like these are your reigning couple, they are the people that you are going to serve for the rest of your lives, and your children will serve too. No wonder the BRF have been reiging over those fools for hundreds of years.

    • pineapple says:

      Humans love money. We are super greedy creatures. You would thing the toxicity from both of their families would be the truly shocking thing in this story … but, no, … the money.

      The guy is a friggin’ Prince of England. Money will not be his problem. Lord.

      Taylor, I love that you wrote the journalist probably has as much idea about Meghan as you do. So true, so funny. XO

  7. emmy says:

    I’m sure they’ll launch *some* form of a blog or something blog-adjacent but I highly doubt it’ll be anything lifestyle-related. I mean I can do this, give interviews about the vaguest speculations. So if they launch anything online, this lady will be able to claim she was right?

    I really find the way these royal “experts” talk so off-putting. Every time they open their mouth, they sound ridiculous. “masterminds from all over the world” Come on.

    The book, on the other hand, could be good.

  8. Awkward symphony says:

    Pagesix is basically daily fail on steroids when it comes to fanfiction! Still they are at least not as vile but they seem to have followed their 24/7 Meghan nonsense model!

    I think Meghan will re instated her personal Instagram account she had to give up when she got engaged and I think she and harry and their kids will have separate accounts like the Obama’s and Olympia (serena and alex’s daughter). I dont know if she’ll relaunch the tig but a lot of brands will be rushing to work with Meghan and she could easily become a mega influencer& make tone of money just like kylie.

  9. Redgrl says:

    I don’t think it will be purely lifestyle, more along the lines of what others have said above. That said, credit where credit is due she introduced a lot of us to Tignanello wine though that blog’s title and it is amazing! 😉

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    It’s doesn’t take a little bit if insider knowledge to know they are working an online presence in some form.

  11. SJR says:

    OK, this idea of that H&M “need” to become independently wealthier than they already are..makes my blood pressure go up.

    F the BRF! The Queen is probably the wealthiest female on planet Earth.
    Harry inherited Millions from Diana. Megan is a millionaire in her own right. They can afford to live a downsized from royalty lifestyle. Isn’t that why they left the BRF?
    Yes, they need security. Use their own $$, move to a secure location and live out of the public eye. Easy.

    The tabs will dog anyone to sell papers, for the $$.

    • SWEETSUN says:

      They shouldn’t have to live out of the public eye just because racists find their relationship and happiness intolerable. This insistence on them disappearing is so loaded because these people have proven themselves to be impactful. Their charity work and fundraising campaigns require a fair amount of visibility and media presence… again, this was never their gripe. They have never insisted on “privacy” but to be subjected to a level of scrutiny that is fair and within the confines of ethical journalism.

      Also, as private citizens, their finances are no one’s business (even if it’s through inheritance). Just like it’s no one’s business if I start a catering company from money my father gave to me. Everyone needs to feel a lot less entitled to this couple’s lives. The need to have Meghan account for every single bit of joy she extracts out of life is insidious.

  12. M Narang says:

    As a Tig reader, it was a beautiful looking blog mostly cataloguing her travels when Suits was on hiatus. She also posted recipes and had friends write about their trips. Her co-star from Suits (Sarah Rafferty) wrote about a family trip to Montreal. She wrote a lot about philanthropy and feminism. Unlike Goop, she didn’t obviously sell anything on it. Sometimes she would answer fan questions and link to a moisturizer she liked and that was linked to another page. It was very rare though. Maybe eventually she would have monetized but for the most part, it was very pretty pictures. At least that’s how I remember it.

  13. lisa says:

    does anyone know what the name The Tig means?

    • Krystina says:

      @lisa:

      The Tig was named for Meghan’s favorite kind of wine: A full-bodied red called Tignanello

    • Sofia says:

      It’s short for Tignanello which is Meghan’s favourite wine

    • GM says:

      The short version of the story is that The Tig, which Markle originally launched in 2014, was named for the actor’s favorite kind of wine: A full-bodied red called Tignanello.

      “Tignanello is a full-bodied red wine that I tried about seven years ago,” she said to the outlet. “In wine circles, it is nicknamed ‘Tig.’ It was my first moment of getting it — I finally understood what people meant by the body, structure, finish, legs of wine. The TIG is my nickname for me getting it. Not just wine, but everything.”

  14. yinyang says:

    I heard the rumours that the tig belonged to her but I never knew it was confirmed. That’s pretty amazing because this was way back before Harry was even a thing like 2013 or something I found myself on there a few times, thats amazing she was behind it, very driven. As for reviving it, well she’s got be making money for herself and her family honestly like the rest of us, she’s doing better than me, that’s for sure. So good for her.

  15. Mtec says:

    Whether it’s true or not, I would read the hell out of a blog, or anything, written by Meghan. Flowery language and all haha

  16. Allie says:

    There is a new post about them on a site called EXPOSINGSMG which basically claims she is a social climber and had planned on distancing Harry from his family to revive her Hollywood career and become more famous. I am not saying I believe all the stuff written there but I also find it weird that they move to LA (of all places…) when they once claimed wanting to live the quiet life in Canada.

    • Mtec says:

      @Allie,
      Meghan was in Canada for two reasons, for the time she worked on Suits, and then later after marrying Harry because it’s a commonwealth country, and yes it’s definitely quieter on paps. And even then they always planned to split their time between USA, Canada and the UK, so Canada was never meant to be permanent.

      There are other reasons for them to be in LA now. Meghan is an american citizen, and I bet having had her first baby, who’s still not a year old, that she would want to be closer to her mother and her family and friends. She had a whole life there before she was even an actor, she grew up there. doesn’t mean she’s trying to act again.

      Also makes no sense to go from a successful Tv series, to quitting acting altogether to be a royal and then try acting again. People would not be able to believe her as an actor now that she’s most known as a duchess. That would be the stupidest plan ever. Also, there are so many things about her exit from senior royal duties that were way out of either of their hands, so there is no possible way she could have planned for that. That’s ridiculous.

      W.e you read was definitely some crazy convoluted conspiracy theory and you should not take any of it as truth. It literally makes no sense. The logic doesn’t track. People who believe that are the same kind of people who think Archie is a living doll. Try reading other, less crazy blogs lol.

      • Allie says:

        That were a lot of words for a comment of mine that literally stated “I am not saying I believe all the stuff written there”. Congrats. LOL *eyeroll*
        The theory about reviving her Hollywood career does also not add up since she is almost 40 and past the shelf life of a female actor. It’s simply too late. But yeah, the whole article is crazy. I know that. Thanks.

    • Mtec says:

      Well you said you didn’t believe it but still questioned their motives based on what you read, so which is it? My response was to that. You said it was “weird” they chose LA and I offered 2 reasons why it’s not weird at all. I was just pointing out there’s no merit to it so why would you still let an article like that cloud your judgement and express doubt of her motives. To me you seemed to contradict yourself.

    • Jaded says:

      @Allie – they never claimed they wanted to live in Canada, I should know as I live close to where they were staying on Vancouver Island. They were offered a safe, quiet, temporary haven to recover from the sh*t-kicking they received from the BRF and BM. Even though Meghan worked in Canada, under Canadian residency rules they could only get a 6 month visa. Given that her mother and many other friends and contacts are in LA, it makes sense to move there. Mtec is right, moving to LA was an appropriate choice where she and Harry can focus on developing their full-time philanthropic work.

    • Nyro says:

      Let me fix that for you: “I find it weird that they moved to her hometown (of all places…)” . Yeah, that’s literally how ridiculous you sound.

    • Ed says:

      I will say no way

    • BRobertson says:

      Pretty sure ExposingMSG is quite disreputable at this point, if it ever wasn’t

  17. Sof says:

    It always seem to me that the causes Meghan represented were tied to politics, and since she wasn’t allowed to give her opinion at the time, I can see her going in that direction from now on.