Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world when they announced their departure from the royal family a few weeks back, but was Meghan planning an exit strategy this entire time? New information has come to light that suggests the Duchess of Sussex has been setting up secret deals as far back as the fall of 2018. If this is true, then Meghan was planning Megxit around six months after tying the knot with Harry.
Meghan Markle starts new foundation
In October of 2018, Meghan and Harry confirmed that they were expecting their first child. The announcement was met with excitement around the world, but behind the scenes, the former Suits stars was making deals of her own.
According to Express, Meghan Markle registered two websites roughly a week after announcing her pregnancy. Meghan coupled the sites – archefoundation.org and archefoundation.com – with an official Instagram account called @archfoundation, which has remained private.
She has not posted on the account, which only has one follower, Janina Gavanker. Meghan and Janina are good friends, and the actress even attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding.
Royal watchers also might recognize her as the person who took Harry and Meghan’s Christmas card this past December.
Because the spelling is different, it is unclear if the websites are linked to Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison. Archie was born in the spring of 2019, and Meghan has gone to great lengths to keep him out of the spotlight.
What other secret projects is Meghan working on?
Apart from the new websites, Meghan also recently renewed the trademark for her former blog, The Tig. Back in September, Meghan’s business manager and long-time associate, Andrew Mayer, applied for the renewal.
As fans will recall, Meghan Markle shut down the website shortly after she started seeing Harry. The fact that Mayer renewed the trademark suggests that Meghan was keeping the project in her back pocket and has plans on revisiting it in the future.
When it comes to the other websites, we still do not know what they mean or what Meghan has planned for them. The word arche means “origin” or “beginning” in Greek, a language Meghan has shown a fondness for in the past.
There is no telling what Meghan Markle was thinking when she had her manager create the websites and social media accounts. It is possible that this was a secret project Meghan had in the works, though it is unclear if anyone else in the royal family knew about it.
What’s next for the Sussexes?
On January 8, Meghan and Harry announced their departure on social media. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed that they are stepping down as senior members of the royal family and are moving to Canada for part of the year.
Harry met with Prince Charles, Prince William, and Queen Elizabeth following the announcement. After the meetings were over, the palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving up their HRH titles.
The couple’s exit is expected to become formalized this spring. In the meantime, the two are planning on paying back the money that was used to renovate their house, Frogmore Cottage.
Meghan did not join Harry in the meetings and is currently in Canada. The former actress has not announced any plans for 2020, but there has been a lot of talk about her returning to acting.
Will Meghan Markle bring back The Tig?
While we wait for official word, there are a lot of royal watchers who are hoping the Meghan starts up her old blog, The Tig.
Prior to dating Harry, The Tig was Meghan’s lifestyle blog and side hustle. She used the blog to share her thoughts on a variety of topics, including fashion, art, and cooking.
Meghan has kept in contact with the team who created the website, which was not officially scrapped. In fact, The Tig is technically still active and would not take much to get up and running.
The former Suits star also has a lot more freedom now that she is not a senior member of the royal family. We do not know if starting up her old blog is part of Meghan Markle’s plan, but it is certainly an option.