It feels like Meghan Markle has been part of the royal family for forever now, but in reality, it was only two years ago that the now-Duchess of Sussex was acting on Suits and running her lifestyle blog, The Tig. Despite shutting her website down ahead of announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, old articles Meghan has written keep resurfacing online, giving us a firsthand glimpse of her pre-royal life.
The latest edition is a list of the 38-year-old's favourite summer activities, including her British-inspired cocktail recipe and her music of choice. In a blog post in 2014 - just two years before she was introduced to Harry - Meghan wrote that she loves spending time in the sun with her friends having picnics and drinking cocktails. Same, Meghan, same.
“Sun kissed afternoons, cocktail in hand, surrounded by nothing but the laughter of your closest mates, an Otis Redding playlist, and the whistling breeze of the wind. I’m talking about perfection, people,” she wrote at the time. “The perfection that comes with summertime. Picnics and barbecues, laying out by the pool with friends, and toasting to the season are high on my list.”
Meghan then revealed that she generally drinks "rosé or crisp Sauvignon Blanc," but that sometimes she'll opt for a homemade cocktail, which she's named 'The TIG Cup.'
“And while I generally opt to whet my whistle with a glass of rosé or crisp Sauvignon Blanc, sometimes the day calls for a cocktail," she wrote. "Cue The TIG Cup. Having a love of all things Brit, I wanted to do a twist on their signature Pimm’s Cup," she continued. "Using cues from the season, with fresh and vibrant farmers’ market ingredients, this drink will whet your whistle and keep you cool during those long summer days turned nights. This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and a nod to the fresh picked flavours of the season."
We wonder if she's ever made The TIG Cup for the Queen?
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This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia