It’s not the first time we’ve heard people talking about Duchess Meghan‘s changing accent but now that she’s been in the U.K. for a year, it’s being discussed once again. In the Queen of the World documentary, which was released in the U.K. earlier this week, we get to hear Megs speak at length about her wedding dress and veil. And many are suggesting her American accent, the one everyone is familiar with from Suits, is gone and in its place is something more along the lines of “pip, pip, cheerio.”
Meghan surfaces close to the eight-minute mark, when she speaks with Commonwealth representatives, but the bulk of her airtime starts at 11:00 as she speaks lovingly about her wedding dress. You be the judge.
If an accent is developing, it’s subtle. It’s understandable if she does get that soft lilt as she is 100 per cent immersed in the country and the culture. But it’s also so slight it’s almost nonexistent. Perhaps it’s just her museum voice, or her professional voice, adapting to and being respectful of her surroundings, making sure everything she says comes across clearly and concisely.
By no means is Meghan in Madonna/Lindsay Lohan/Ross Geller territory. But as the years go by (and years — no, DECADES are going to go by), Meghan’s accent will change and that distinct British vernacular will become stronger. It’s natural to mimic.