Accent Expert Notices Something Surprising About Harry

Experts have been analyzing various aspects of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on March 7, 2021 on CBS. Various things have been looked at including, posture, body language, and even the couple's speech and language usage.

Now, a new report from an accent expert has shed some interesting light on Harry. According to the Daily Mail, at least one particular change that was noticeable by viewers may actually become more pronounced now that Harry lives in the United States. This is something that The Telegraph also reported on, calling its article "The Californication of Prince Harry."

Harry and Meghan moved to California in 2020, and purchased their first home a few months later. Although Harry has only lived in the States for less than a year, it's clear to see that he is already changing — and that was evident during his sit-down with Winfrey. Read on to find out what Harry appears to be adopting and the possible reason for it to be happening so quickly.

Prince Harry may have picked up some new things in quarantine

Prince Harry was born and raised in the U.K. by his British parents and surrounded by his British family. For this reason, he has a British accent. However, a communication and body language expert quickly picked up on the Duke of Sussex's changing accent. It appears as though he's starting to talk more like his wife.

"You can see that through a couple of things, 'I' comes out as 'Ay' and when he says 'herself' he stresses the 'self,'" Judi James told the Daily Mail. "He uses a scooping ritual with his vocal tone, scooping it into a rise at the end, turning statements into questions via vocal tone. 'Together' has a linger on the 'r' as in 'Togetherr' and he blends two words together sometimes to create that slight drawl," James added.

She suggested that Harry spending so much time with Meghan Markle in quarantine may be the cause, and added that once he's out and about, able to socialize again, he will likely pick up even more of a California/U.S. accent.