Prince Harry has deliberately given up on speaking the Queen’s English according to a language specialist.
He is using clipped received pronunciation – according to a language expert who listened to his latest interview.
The specialist analysed Harry’s speech patterns in his latest interview on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast
Harry could be heard dropping his Ts and using a number of Americanisms – saying “gotta”, “coulda” and “wanna” during the interview.
Ms Serlin, who founded London Speech Workshop, said: “It’s not so much that he’s developed an American accent but more that he is adapting his. For example, dropping his Ts… and use of Americanisms.
“This softening of his own accent is really his psychology at play… He has a strong desire to be liked and to connect.
“When we adjust our accents to make people feel comfortable, it’s a way of reaching out and saying ‘I’m like you.’ It’s about being accessible.”
She says Harry is being ‘culturally respectful’ rather than inauthentic – changing the way he speaks to fit in in his new environment.
During the podcast Harry said: “In my early 20s it was a case of I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this.
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