What Meghan Markle wrote about ‘Princess Kate’s wedding’ before she met Prince Harry

A blog post from Meghan Markle’s now defunct website The Tig reveals her feelings about royal princesses before she met Prince Harry – and they’re not completely flattering. 

The entry from 2014, written by Meghan during her time on Suits, revealed how she dreamt of being a ‘royal rebel’ rather than ‘a Cinderella’ as a child as she reflected on the ‘pomp and circumstance’ and ‘endless conversation’ about the wedding of ‘Princess Kate’.

This is despite her claims that she had very little awareness of the Royal Family before meeting Prince Harry, who wrote in his memoir Spare that she knew ‘almost nothing’ about his relatives, and hadn’t Googled them. 

He later detailed how she didn’t know who  Prince Andrew was and mistook him for the Queen’s assistant because he was holding the monarch’s handbag.  

In her bolog post about the extravagant wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. she wrote: ‘Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power.

A blog post from Meghan Markle’s now defunct website The Tig took a scathing view of the ‘endless conversation’ about the extravagant wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011

‘For those of you unfamiliar with the ’80s cartoon reference, She-Ra is the twin sister of He-Man and a sword-wielding royal rebel known for her strength.

‘We’re definitely not talking about Cinderella here. 

‘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.’

Meghan’s blog, launched in 2014, was named after her favourite Tignanello wine.

Recalling her first sip, she wrote: ‘It was an ah-ha moment at its finest. For me it became a ‘Tig’ moment – a moment of getting it.’ 

Meghan’s longtime friend, Suits director and producer Silver Tree, explained in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix docuseries: ‘When she first was describing [the blog] to me, she was like, “It’s like your best friend telling you all the fun things you wish you knew about in one place.”‘

Meghan, pictured in New York in December 2022, seemed baffled by grown women entertaining the ‘childhood fantasy’ of a fairytale princess

She used the website to share her views on everything from feminism to her passion for philanthropy.

An avid foodie, she also shared recipes – as well as makeup and beauty tips, travel advice, and interviews with her celebrity friends, including tennis star Serena Williams and actress Priyanka Chopra. 

She closed down the site in 2017 before announcing her engagement to Harry, describing it as a ‘passion project’ that ‘evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity’.

It then followed that Meghan would take part in her own version of a fairytale ‘royal wedding’, marrying Prince Harry in May 2018 and becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

It came with its own pomp and circumstance as Meghan was walked down the aisle by Charles, now King, during a service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

The occasion was also embroiled in supposed drama as Prince Harry revealed his account of the controversy surrounding his niece, Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.

In his explosive memoir Spare, Harry said Kate messaged Meghan days before the wedding stating there was a problem with the bridesmaid dresses – specifically, Charlotte’s.

He claims Meghan tried to send Kate to the tailor at the Palace to have it fixed.

According to Harry, Meghan found an hour to chat to Kate, who said Charlotte’s dress was too big for her, and she had cried when she tried it on.

The duke also wrote that it wasn’t the only issue Kate had with the planning of the wedding, mentioning an issue with the page boys, but didn’t go into further detail.

After the discussion, Harry said he returned home to find Meghan sobbing on the floor of the kitchen, overcome with stress and worry.

He added that Kate arrived at the house the next day with a card and apology flowers.