Prince Harry is slowly cementing his new life as ex-king.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, and his wife Meghan Markle, 41, stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020 before moving to California that same year.
A language expert discovered that Harry’s accent sounds a little different since he’s been living in the US.
Specialist Emma Serlin claimed that in one promo video When he performed for his mental health initiative, BetterUp, last year, his voice came across as distinctive compared to his other British relatives.
“Harry’s accent sounds a lot rounder now and more middle class than upper class,” she revealed. “He’s the kind prince, he’s charming, he connects with people. He is his mother’s son.”
“He is much more open to the people now. He’s always toned down and toned down the classic royal accent, but before that he was much more involved with the royal family,” noted Serlin.
Harry hasn’t been to the UK very often, having flown home for his father’s coronation, King Charles’ coronation and Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in recent months.
Serlin went on to say that he is “not connected to his family anymore” and “doesn’t spend as much time with them” as he used to.
She also described how Harry’s accent can be adjusted to suit the people he meets and sees on a daily basis.
“I’m sure that if he were around the royal family again, he would step up his accent, but it’s really about adapting, to making connections,” she said.
But when he simply changes his voice to sound more American, Serlin doesn’t believe in the idea.
“He doesn’t sound more American. However, it sounds like he’s toned down the stale pronunciation that was in large part part of his previously rather ‘gently’ accent,” she pointed out.
Harry has served as BetterUp’s Chief Impact Officer since March 2021.
The start-up focuses on coaching people on their mental health issues to help them improve their “mental fitness” so they can perform at their best at work and in their personal lives.
Harry has gone public with his own mental health issues and detailed them in his memoir, Spare.