Prince Harry’s accent change shows he’s ‘more of the people than royal’ – expert

Prince Harry's every move being under scrutiny from the press and public is something he has been used to his entire life.

But now his very accent has come under fire.

The Duke of Sussex, who is married to Meghan Markle, moved to the United States in 2020.

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And a brand new advertising campaign for mental health app start-up BetterUp shows how that might have changed his accent.

The new advert shows his talking about being mentally resilient, specifically stating that we all “have greatness within us”, The Mirror reports.

He is in conversation with Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Chloe Kim, psychologist Adam Grant and BetterUp member Blu Mendoza.

However, according to Emma Serlin, the founder of the London Speech Workshop, it is the first time he has displayed changes to his accent, and it proves that he is more a man “of the people” than a royal.

She said: “Harry’s accent now sounds much more rounded and middle rather than upper class.

“In a classic Harry way, he’s doing what we know him to be – he’s the friendly prince, he’s charming, he connects with people. He is his mother’s son.

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“He is now ‘of the people’ in a much more overt way. He has always toned the classic royal accent down and softened it, but previously he was much more aligned with the Royal Family.

“Now that Harry hardly ever sees the Royal Family – not only is he no longer aligned with them in the same way, but he also doesn’t spend time with them in the same way.

“So, he has adapted his accent to connect more with the people he is meeting and seeing every day, and the people around him.”

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Twitter was divided by the new accent, as some claimed that the Royal is “so false”, while others said that it was “ironic” as Americans love a British accent.

Some, however, claimed that they couldn't hear a change in the accent at all.

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