The trademark for Meghan Markle’s lifestyle website The Tig has been renewed.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, shared stories about her favourite food, places, fashion and inspiring women on the blog for a number of years but shut it down when her relationship with Prince Harry became serious.
Her business manager, Andrew Meyer, has filed documents in the US using a company called Frim Fram to keep rights to the name until at least 2021, it is reported.
There is a website listed under Frim Fram named Trigtots, and speculation suggests this could be aimed at parents.
Meghan herself became a mum in May , giving birth to little Archie.
An insider revealed: “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 causes using digital and social media — it’s not out of the question she’d think The Tig could play an important role,” the royal source told The Sun .
The Tig was launched in 2014.
The Duchess of Sussex called the site “a hub for the discerning palate — those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty”.
But the former actress shut the blog in April 2017, after meeting her future husband the previous year.
Her spokeswoman said: “The lasting trademark is to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated with her.”
It comes after it was claimed Meghan took a two-hour etiquette lesson, which included how to handle a cup and saucer before moving to London.