“Remember Italy is Croatia’s neighbour, and my goodness, do you feel that in the food,” wrote Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, on her blog after a visit to Dubrovnik back in 2014. Markle had a popular travel and fashion blog called The Tig and in July 2014 she spent a vacation in the Dubrovnik, the island of Korcula, Vis and Hvar.
“Stroll the marble Stardun, taking in the magnitude of your beautiful setting – fortress walls, local cafes and restaurants line pedestrian old town and the Lindjo dance group performs folk dancing on an open-air stage in the summer,” added Markle on her travel blog.
Meghan Markle in a Dubrovnik cobbled street - Screenshot The Tig
The Tig was named after her favourite wine and she described it as “a hub for the discerning palate – those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty.” But now that she is the Duchess of Sussex and is a member of the Royal Family she has had to close down her blog, as well as all of her social media accounts. When she closed it down she wrote "To all my Tig friends: After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it's time to say goodbye to The Tig. What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity.”
Quite clearly she enjoyed her time on the Dalmatian coastline and all of her blog entries during her travels were filled with praise for the culture, history and food, especially the food.
She also visited the island of Hvar, which is well-known for its jet setting lifestyle and all-night parties. Funnily enough this was the exact same island that Prince Harry visited in 2011, just three years ahead of his future wife, and had a party with his friends in a popular nightclub.
Enjoying a glass of wine with a view over Dubrovnik - Screenshot The Tig