Meghan Markle reaches major milestone as Duchess of Sussex prepares to launch products

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has always had a keen interest in lifestyle

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 11/07/2024

- 16:53

American Riviera Orchard is set to be a successful lifestyle brand

Meghan Markle is set for celebrations as her upcoming brand has reached a major milestone, according to an insider.

The Duchess of Sussex announced her lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, in March, with an accompanying website and Instagram page.

However, Sussex fans cannot buy anything yet from the brand. Meghan, 42, has only sent exclusive jars of jam and dog biscuits to her celebrity friends, who later promoted the products on social media.

Each jam jar is decorated with the brand’s official label and a gilded logo.

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Meghan also handwrote the flavour of the jam on the jars using calligraphy.

Despite no official launch occurring yet, the brand has got off to a successful start according to royal sources, with a whopping 100,000 subscribers.

They claimed: "The rollout for American Riviera Orchard is already off to a strong start.

"The website has over 100,000 who have signed up to hear about the first products launched.

American Riviera Orchard jamsMeghan Markle has released a limited collection of jams for American Riviera OrchardInstagram / mrstracyrobbins

"Meghan is very pleased with the early interest it has gained."

In March, Meghan filed trademarks for the brand to sell cutlery, cookbooks and jarred foods.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office accepted the patent requests.

The source continued to tell Us Weekly: "[She] is so excited to see how people enjoy her products and use them in their everyday lives."

The Duchess of SussexThe Duchess of Sussex launched American Riviera Orchard earlier this yearPA
Meghan MarkleAmerican Riviera Orchard will produce home, garden, food and lifestyle contentGetty

Reviews of Meghan's products from her celebrity friends have so far been very positive.

Abigail Spencer, Meghan’s former Suits co-star and longtime friend, wrote on Instagram in April: "This jam is my jam. A delicious taste of what’s to come indeed. Love you so M."

Last month, polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras revealed that the brand will also sell raspberry jam.

Figueras, 47, shared a photo of the raspberry preserves via his Instagram Story. The close friend of Prince Harry added a heart emoji to his post.

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