Is Meghan Markle prepping for royal move by shutting down lifestyle website?

Meghan Markle attends REEBOK #HonorYourDays at Reebok Headquarters on April 28, 2016 in Canton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for REEBOK)

Meghan Markle is moving onto some next chapter of her life. Could that next chapter have something to do with Prince Harry and moving into a palace?

The “Suits” actress and serious girlfriend of the British prince took some steps in that move Friday by announcing that she is shutting down her lifestyle website, The Tig.

In a statement, the Los Angeles native wrote that it’s time to say goodbye to the Tig, which she started in 2014 to share tips on cooking and travel and anything generically uplifting and life-affirming.

Markle’s announcement comes as talk heats up about her getting engaged to Harry, as soon as this summer, according to US Weekly.

“They will be engaged by the end of summer,” a friend of Harry’s told Us Weekly last month. “[They] have spoken candidly about their future. They see a life together.”

Certainly, Markle probably doesn’t have a whole lot of time these days to run a lifestyle website. In addition to co-starring on the TV legal drama “Suits,” she and her 32-year-old boyfriend of six months have been traveling quite a bit lately.

The couple took a trip to Norway in January and flew to Jamaica to celebrate the wedding of one of Prince Harry’s friends in March. That they attended the wedding together was seen as a sign that the relationship is getting serious — even headed-to-the-altar serious.

When they aren’t traveling, they are playing house together in Harry’s official residence in London’s Kensington Palace. Markle reportedly likes to hit a nearby Whole Foods to buy ingredients to cook up delicious and healthful meals for her prince in the palace kitchen.

Meanwhile, Markle has also been ramping up her humanitarian work — an important aspiration to have if she is in fact in line to become a member of the British royal family, whose members are always keen to their do-gooder sides. Markle has been making her mark in humanitarian circles for quite some time, doing work with organizations such as World Vision, the United Nations, One Young World and Myna Mahila Foundation to achieve equality for women worldwide.

For International Women’s Day last month, she penned an essay for Time that explains how societal shame around menstruation in sub-Sahara Africa and in countries like Iran and India hurts young women’s ability to get an education.

So, with all this going on — and possibly gearing up to plan a royal wedding — how on earth can she have time to run a lifestyle website?

For the site’s goodbye Markle explained how it began as a passion project — her little “engine that could.” But soon it evolved into “an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity.”

She thanked her fans for making “my days brighter” and filling “this experience with so much joy.”

She then left them with encouraging, uplifting words: to “keep finding those Tig moments of discovery,” and to keep being “the change you wish to see in the world.”

[Source: mercurynews]