Lorraine Kelly begs Meghan Markle not to relaunch lifestyle blog with beauty tips
Rumors that Meghan Markle may be relaunching her lifestyle blog have sent a wave of excitement among the Duchess of Sussex’s fans, but some aren’t too thrilled at the prospect of her return.
Those not too enthusiastic include Lorraine Kelly, who sat down with the Mirror’s Russell Myers to discuss speculation surrounding Meghan’s return to the blog.
Before marrying Prince Harry, Meghan ran a blog called The Tig – something she would dream of reviving.
Lorraine said: “Now before she met Harry she had her own lifestyle blog and there’s talk of maybe that coming back.”
Russell pointed out: “There are, and it’s interesting because before she was the king and queen of Instagram, with millions and millions of followers, she had a very popular lifestyle blog called The Tig and this was named after his favorite wine.
“It was about beauty tips and recipes and her thoughts on recipes and so on, but it was put aside after she became a royal and then it’s possible she unearth it.”
He went on to tell Lorraine that this could be another “string added to their bow”, she replied: “I hope not”.
Meghan closed the blog months before she got engaged to Prince Harry in 2017.
The former Hollywood actor, 40, described the site as a “passionate project” that eventually “evolved into an incredible community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity”.
LA attorney Marjorie Witter Norman filed a new application to register the name in July last year, legal records show, reports daily mail.
It was filed under a Delaware-based holding company called Frim Fram Inc, linked to Meghan’s business manager Andrew Meyer.
A similar request filed in 2019 expired last year.
Her representatives said at the time: “Enduring branding is to prevent misbranding, to prevent others claiming to be the Duchess or affiliated with her.”
The Tig’s most popular post was titled ‘How to Be Both’, in which Meghan offered her candid thoughts on how to juggle ‘celebrity life’ with ‘giving back’ and doing her ‘day job’.
The 2,000-word article was published in October 2016, months after her relationship with Harry began.
*Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV