Meghan Markle's Valentine's Day tips for single people resurfaces in old blog post

Meghan Markle shared her best advice for spending Valentine's Day alone in a resurfaced entry from The Tig

Meghan Markle's Valentine's Day tips for single people resurfaces in old blog post
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Meghan Markle's best advice for celebrating Valentine's Day as a single person has resurfaced in a post from her old blog, The Tig. 

Meghan Markle may be loved up with her Prince Charming today, but that doesn't mean the royal icon has never felt the challenges of being single. 

The Duchess of Sussex divorced her ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, in 2013, sending her back onto the dating scene after two years of marriage. 

She experienced multiple romances and breakups in the years that followed, until finally meeting her 'One' in the form of Prince Harry in 2016. The couple married in 2018 and has since settled down in Montecito, California with their adorable two children, Archie and Lilibet. 

With Meghan's public persona inextricably tied to the Duke of Sussex, it can be difficult to imagine the retired actress as a single woman. If her former musings are anything to go by, though, it looks like the 40-year-old isn't afraid of going it alone. 

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Meghan Markle in 2015, before she met Prince Harry

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In a resurfaced 2015 post from Meghan's deleted blog, The Tig, the Duchess shared her best advice for treating yourself on Valentine's Day when you're "flying solo." The entry was written a year before she met Prince Harry and likely overlaps with the end of her previous relationship with Canadian chef, Cory Vitiello. 

"I think you need to be your own Valentine," she wrote. "I think you need to cook that beautiful dinner even when it's just you, wear your favorite outfit, buy yourself some flowers, and celebrate the self-love that often gets muddled when we focus on what we don't have."

Meghan, who was starring as Rachel Zane in the hit legal drama Suits at the time, added that she doesn't expect—or even desire—anybody to shower her with material gifts. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England

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"I'm not going to wait for someone to buy me the things I covet (nor do I want to), and because I want to treat myself as well as I treat those dearest to me," she said. "Because I am my own funny Valentine." 

As for her own plans for the romantic holiday, Meghan revealed she would be "running amock through the streets of New York" with her close friends. She also said she'd be enjoying "some cocktail that's oddly pink" and "jumping over icy mounds in my new shoes through the salted snowy streets of the West Village", before clarifying that those shoes had been purchased with her own money. 

The California native finished off the motivational post on a sweet note, urging readers to "be good to yourself" regardless of their relationship status on the special occasion. 

“Love yourself, treat yourself, honor yourself and celebrate you," she wrote. "Be your own beautiful, darling, cherished, and funny Valentine. You deserve it." 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.