Meghan Markle once wrote a blog post about wanting to be a princess
Meghan Markle has been living out every little girl's daydream. She's a newly minted member of the royal family, and a princess in our minds and hearts, at least. Since marrying Britain's most famous bachelor at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, back in May, the Duchess of Sussex has been carrying out her royal duties with aplomb - she's already accompanied the Queen on a solo outing, and she's taken a ride of the royal train - something that is unprecedented for such a new member of Kensington Palace.
But before she was living it up in London with Prince Harry, Meghan played Rachel Zane on Suits and ran a fashion and lifestyle website, called The Tig. The blog, which she closed in 2017 - around the time that she and Prince Harry made their relationship public - had a sizeable following, and had been active for three years. But now that the 37-year-old is one of the most recognisable faces on the planet, people have been digging up old entries to gain some insight into who Meghan was prior to becoming a Duchess. And well, it seems as if she'd always fantasised about becoming a princess.
Dreams do come true, folks.
Meghan interviewed many influential women when she was running The Tig, and one happened to be Princess Alia Al-Senussishe of Libya. In a precursor to their conversation, she wrote:
"Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power...Grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy. Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate."
Little did Meghan know that she'd soon be following in Kate's footsteps and have her own title as Duchess of Sussex - oh, and not to mention the fact that her wedding would go onto rake in 29 million viewers.
Upon closing her blog, Meghan wrote the following message to her readers:
"To all my Tig friends.
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. 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."
And if you've ever wondered where The Tig got its unconventional name from - well - it stems from the Duchess's love of wine. "The name The Tig comes from a wine called tignanello, and the first time I had a sip of this wine, it was such an "aha" moment. I finally understood what people were talking about when they spoke about the body, the legs or structure of wine. That for me became a Tig moment - this feeling I get when I'm like 'I finally get it!' It translates to fashion, too, that it's not just clothes - clothes can be art," Meghan revealed to Glamour.
Who would have known?