Could The TIG be due for a relaunch?
The new Harry and Meghan Netflix series, which aired its first three episodes on December 8, has covered many aspects of the Duke and Duchess' personal lives, from how they met—yes Prince Harry's Instagram account was to thank—to the passions that brought them together.
Speaking of which, Meghan gushed about her website, The TIG, a personal blog of sorts where she covered everything from travel and cuisine to book recommendations and beauty buys.
"I've never really been the type of person to do only one thing, I guess that's how my website was born," she revealed in the documentary. "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."
Given the creative path the two are on at the moment with their company Archewell Productions—and the first season of Meghan's podcast, "Archetypes"—perhaps the website will be reinstated in the near future?
(If you're looking for more of that creativity check out our favorite Meghan Markle movies and TV shows.)
What is The TIG?
According to The TIG itself, the 2014-launched website is "a hub for the discerning palate—those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty." It's essentially all the lifestyle news you're looking for, curated by Meghan. As one of the couple's friends stated in Harry & Meghan, "it's like talking to your best friend."
Why did Meghan Markle call her blog The TIG?
Named after her favorite glass of vino, The TIG earned its name when Meghan had her first sip of Tignanello wine.
"It was an ah-ha moment at its finest. For me it became a 'Tig' moment – a moment of getting it," she wrote, according to The Daily Mail.
When did the TIG shut down?
In 2017, upon assuming her royal duties, the Duchess of Sussex shut down her website. Though the URL is still live, all that comes up is a touching farewell letter and a sweet background photo montage.
"After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it's time to say goodbye to The TIG," the letter reads. "What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity."
Will Meghan Markle relaunch The TIG?
Given Meghan's pursuits as of late—and the desire to not return to acting, per her 2022 Variety interview—it seems she's interested in storytelling, so it's not entirely unlikely that The TIG could get a 2023 makeover.
"I’m not a journalist, but I want a candid, real conversation with [women]," Markle told Variety about her podcast, "Archetypes."
"I’m talking to some really textured, colorful, layered, dynamic women with strong histories. I choose to include something that I feel is fair to them and also uplifting. And something we can all learn from."
What's to say that she won't pursue those stories in a digital format? Plus, the fact that she trademarked "The TIG" is leading hopeful readers to believe that something might be underway. As soon as we know more, you'll be the first to know!
The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan are available for streaming on Netflix. New episodes will drop on December 15.
Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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