Prince Harry sends message to mark 150 years of England Rugby
Meghan and Harry have bought a multi-million dollar house in California since crossing the pondThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Spotify podcast, Archewell Audio, shows Harry using several American expressions, which experts believe is a sign he is mimicking Meghan.
Jennifer Dorman, expert sociolinguist at language learning app Babbel, noted the Duke has taken to mimicking his wife’s accent throughout the podcast.
Ms Dorman told Cosmopolitan: “The expression ‘You guys’ comes up, an American phrase that Harry used to address listeners in both the podcast teaser and during the podcast.
“In the premiere episode, he even uses the typically American term ‘awesome’ – something which elicits a giggle from his American wife when used.
“Harry says things like ‘love always wins’ and ‘the power within us’: two very positive, uplifting phrases which many of us would associate with the optimistic attitude of our cousins over the pond.”
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As a result of Harry’s move to the US, he is “developing a more laid back, American way of speaking”, but is unlikely to fully lose his English accent according to the expert.
Ms Dorman added: “Think of the likes of Simon Cowell, Adele and Gordon Ramsay – they’ve spent significant amounts of time living and working in the United States, but have retained their accents and a largely British way of speaking and interacting with the world.
“It’s likely Harry will go down that path.”
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It comes after other experts have weighed in on the Duke’s change in speech since leaving the UK.
Judi James, behavioural expert, said to FEMAIL Harry’s accent is “pretty much mid-everything: mid-Atlantic, mid-London and mid-Estuary English”.
She said Harry’s accent, at times, “would probably sound right in the Queen Vic in Eastenders”.
BBC presenter Sangita Myska also noted Harry’s accent, commenting on Twitter: “He’s gone a little Estuary English, no?”
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