Meghan Markle’s evolution from Hollywood star to British royalty continues! Just weeks into her marriage to Prince Harry, some people think the Duchess of Sussex is even starting to sound more royal.
As Markle shook hands with thrilled fans, she asked them their names and responded to compliments, saying, “Thank you, I appreciate that. Thank you so much. That’s so kind. That’s so nice of you to say.” When someone made a comment about her wedding, which had taken place about a month before, the newlywed told them, “We all had a great day, I think. The sun was shining for us. Very lucky all around.”
Although the video was posted several weeks ago, it’s receiving renewed attention now because some people think it sounds like she’s starting to develop a bit of a British accent. It’s difficult to tell for sure, but her inflection on certain words, like “all,” does seem slightly different.
Of course, it’s not uncommon to pick up a hint of an accent when you’re living in another country. But some have speculated that a change in inflection might intentional.
Back in May, The London Times reported that the queen’s senior palace adviser Samantha Cohen was teaching the new Duchess of Sussex how to be a royal. It’s not clear whether Cohen’s guidance includes elocution tips, but it certainly wouldn’t be unheard of.
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