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Is this a clue that Duchess Meghan is relaunching her lifestyle blog The Tig?

Her business manager has reportedly renewed The Tig’s trademark.

Is this a clue The Duchess of Sussex's old lifestyle blog is set for a re-launch?
In news that will no doubt fill Meghan Markle fans with excitement, it's been revealed that Duchess Meghan's business manager has renewed the trademark for her defunct (at least it was thought to be) lifestyle blog The Tig until at least 2021, The Sun reports.
Andrew Meyer filed the documents in the US under a company called Frim Fram, and there's also another website listed under the same company named Tigtots – could this mean a parenting blog could be in the works too?
Is The Tig set for a revival? (Image: Getty)
Meghan launched her site in 2014, calling it "a hub for the discerning palate – those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty."
In 2017, a year after beginning her relationship with Prince Harry, she made the decision to shut-down her blog. She didn't give any clues to whether it had anything to with Harry, but she did write a touching goodbye message, sharing: "After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it's time to say goodbye to The Tig.
"What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity."
While a palace spokesperson has said the move is to "prevent false branding, to avoid other purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated with her," with Meghan making it quite evident she's approaching royal duties very differently to those before her, it wouldn't surprise us if The Tig's revival is in the works.
As a source tells The Sun: "It's fascinating Meghan's business manager has ensured she keeps The Tig for a few more years at least. Of course it's understandable she wouldn't want an entrepreneur using the name without her involvement.
"But given her desire to be a different type of royal – pushing her own cause using digital and social media – it's not out of the question she'd think The Tig could play an important role."
Meghan shared plenty of insight into her life and loves through her blog and her Instagram, which is also no longer active. (Image: Instagram/@meghanmarkle)
Unearthed posts from The Tig have given plenty of insight into her life and loves before becoming a member of the royal family.
They included a run-down of her two week visit to New Zealand, where she embarked on a campervan tour of the South Island for 10 days before spending four days on Waiheke Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
Meghan described New Zealand as "undoubtedly spectacular", "magical" and "one of the most beautiful countries in the world".
She also shared her love for meditation (although she admits she first had her doubts), that she has four nicknames, her love for red wine hot chocolate (according to her, it's a thing) and despite her love for cooking, baking is not her thing.
She also touched on much more personal aspects of her life, where on her 33rd birthday she reveals her twenties were pretty "brutal", where she was in a constant battle with herself, judging her weight, style and desire to be 'cool'.
Most recently the Duchess got back to her love of writing, helping to guest-edit the September issue of British Vogue, which was released last month.
The issue, titled Forces For Change, featured 15 change-making women from around the world, and included articles, interviews and think-pieces from many of the featured women talking about a range of issues from climate change to female empowerment.
The Duchess also used the issue to shine light on grassroots organisations and charities, including Luminary Bakery in East London, and it was in this issue where she announced the news of her capsule clothing collection – which launched earlier this week – which would benefit one of her royal patronages, Smart Works.
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Now officially back from maternity leave after giving birth to Archie in May, she, Harry and Archie will be embarking on their first international tour as a family-of-three next week, touching down in South Africa on September 23rd.
The 10-day official tour will include visits to the neighbouring southern African countries of Angola, Botswana and Malawi by Harry solo, and will see the couple undertaking 35 engagements in total, some joint and others solo.