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Sure, Meghan Markle may have deactivated her former lifestyle blog, The Tig, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally defunct. In fact, there are tons of old entries that are motivational AF. Here, seven things we learned from The Tig.

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Meghan Has Insecurities Too

Just because she’s royal doesn’t mean she’s perfect. In fact, her insecurities inspired her to launch The Tig in 2014.

She wrote, “I must have been about 24 when а casting director looked at me during an audition and said, ‘You need to know that you’re enough. Less makeup, more Meghan.’” And the rest is history.

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Little Black Dresses Are Timeless

When she landed a callback for Suits, Markle didn’t own any business attire. So, naturally, she did what any woman would do and purchased a classy black dress, which she still has to this day. When in doubt, LBD.

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Her Mom Is Just as Cool as She Sounds

It’s no secret Doria Ragland was the low-key breakout star of the royal wedding. But, according to Markle’s Mother’s Day post in 2014, the former social worker was always a cool mom.

She wrote, “She will swivel her hips into the sweetest little dance you’ve ever seen, swaying her head and snapping her fingers to the beat like she’s been dancing since the womb. And you will smile. You won’t be able to help it. You will look at her and you will feel joy. I’m talking about my mom.”

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‘You Can Be а Lady & Say Whatever You Want’

In March 2016, the duchess published an article called “Badass Reading List,” where she encouraged readers to embrace free speech.

“You can be a lady and say whatever you want,” she wrote before dropping the F-bomb.

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She’s Always Been Motivated AF

From blogger and actress to briefcase model on Deal or No Deal, Markle isn’t a “Netflix and chill” type of gal.

“I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches—I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works,” she wrote.

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And Fashionable, Too

Have you heard of the term “bobret?” Well, Markle coined the word as a way to describe her personal style. “Bobret” combines laid-back Bohemian vibes with “breton,” or a preppy style like that of Audrey Hepburn.

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Always Look for Those ‘Tig’ Moments

If you’re wondering why Markle chose to name her blog “The Tig,” it all dates back to the first time she tried Tignаnello wine.

“Suddenly I understood what people meant by the body, legs, structure of wine,” she wrote. “From that point on, any new awareness, any new discovery or ‘ohhhhh, I get it!’ moment was a ‘Tig’ moment.” 

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