It’s been nearly six months since Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex. And while she’s seemingly unstoppable when it comes to winning the hearts of royals and commoners alike, deep down, she’s just like us. Kind of.
It turns out the 37-year-old royal has some “unladylike” habits — and they have nothing to do with royal protocol.
In a recently resurfaced blog post from Markle’s now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, the Duchess shared a list of New Year’s resolutions.
Markle published her resolutions in the winter of 2016. Topping the list? Her annual resolutions that she can’t seem to kick.
“Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (a.k.a. actually every) single year,” wrote Markle. “The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks. And when it comes to the biting of the nails – well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day… It’s unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit.”
Her post proves she just may be the royal family’s most relatable member, also including an educational and fitness goal in her list with a promise to study her French and run a marathon.
While the post is no longer online, the Daily Mail shared excerpts from their archives, including Markle’s closing quotes for the lifestyle blog, which she shut down in April 2017.
“After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig,” wrote Markle. “What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity.”
Thanking her followers for their support, Markle reminded readers to stay true to themselves.
“Above all, don’t ever forget your worth – as I’ve told you time and time again: you, my sweet friend, you are enough. Thank you for everything.”
Earlier this week, PR expert Nick Piper told Yahoo U.K.’s The Royal Box that the Duchess “should have kept her social accounts.” Can we bring back The Tig, please?