Meghan Markle’s plan to relaunch her lifestyle blog in September 2021 ran into problems as she reportedly didn’t ask for The Tig brand to be reactivated, a royal expert has claimed.
According to royal commentator Richard Eden, the Duchess of Sussex did not sign the request. The Daily Mail columnist told Meghan she was told to ‘twiddle her thumbs’ for six months before she could apply again.
“Now the US Patent and Trademark Office has informed the Duchess of Sussex that she will have to twiddle her thumbs for six months before she can apply again. It has also told her that the original website description was ‘ too wide,'” Eden added. The commentator also recalled how Meghan applied the word ‘archetypes’ to the brand, which first appeared in English 470 years ago, after deciding to use it for the title of her Spotify podcast channel.
Before marrying Prince Harry, Meghan ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig. She’s documented everything about her life, from her favorite vacations to her favorite bottles of wine. However, after joining the British royal family, she was reportedly forced to give it up.
Commentators thought the 40-year-old greatly regretted it, so when the couple moved to the United States after stepping back from senior royal duties, it was rumored that The Tig would be making a comeback. Meghan plans to cover food, cooking, recipes, travel, relationships, fashion, lifestyle, arts, culture, design, mindful living and health.
Meanwhile, Netflix has officially canceled its development of The Archewell Productions’ ‘Pearl’, an animated series in which Meghan served as executive producer, alongside Elton John’s husband David Furnish.
The show was pulled due to budget cuts and a drop in subscriber numbers. The animated series was planned to follow the adventures of a 12-year-old girl inspired by influential women in history. The decision to scrap Meghan’s animation project has been called a “complete disaster” for the Sussexes. A royal commentator claimed it ‘seems there isn’t much they are able to do other than complain about the Royal Family’.
Archewell Productions, the company, formed by Harry and Meghan, will continue to work on other projects with Netflix – including Harry’s ‘Heart of Invictus’, a documentary series about the Invictus Games and its athletes.