NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images)

2021 will forever be known for many things, but in the beauty industry? It will go down as the year that literally every celebrity announced or launched their own skincare or cosmetics brand. From Ariana Grande’s R.E.M Beauty makeup to Ellen Degeneres‘ Kind Science skincare, it seems every star has been inspired by the success of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics and now wants a piece of the lucrative beauty pie.

So should we really be surprised that Meghan Markle is now heavily rumoured to be launching a beauty brand of her own? After all, the Duchess of Sussex has seemingly been steadily parlaying her Royal image in the lifestyle arena, so a move into makeup or skincare perhaps shouldn’t be shocking – especially when recalling Markle’s now-defunct blog, The Tig, which regularly showcased her favourite beauty and wellness products.

While Markle’s beauty brand was first rumoured earlier this year, speculation has officially reached fever pitch as the clues start to stack up.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images)

Over the course of this year, Markle has been spotted attending numerous meetings with Guthy-Renker, a major player in the cosmetics industry that has been the backing behind a number of celebrity beauty brands, including Jennifer Lopez’s JLo Beauty and a skincare range from Cindy Crawford.

Markle and husband Prince Harry have been seen making several visits to the ranch of the beauty conglomerate’s co-founder, Billy Guthy. The pair were said to have filmed their polarising Oprah interview at Guthy’s property, and even travelled on the company’s jet for their recent trip to New York.

But perhaps most tellingly of all, the Sussex Royal camp haven’t denied the rampant rumours. Our guess? Expect an announcement from Markle any minute.

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