I’ll admit that I have a habit of unintentionally mirroring people’s voices. Speak to me in an Australian accent and I’ll awkwardly respond with my own weird version of an Aussie tongue; talk to me in a British accent and I’ll have a go at my own (whether it’s welcomed or not). Make fun of me all you want, but it appears that Meghan Markle might have the same, weird habit. In a video that’s going viral on Twitter right now, people think the Duchess of Sussex is speaking to fans with a, well, unusual voice.
The video (as pointed out by BuzzFeed) shows Meghan—who grew up in Los Angeles and has definitely always spoken with an American accent—in conversation with a few (VERY) excited fans. “Thank you, I appreciate that,” the Duchess says with a soft and subtle accent as the fans (who appear to have native, British accents) greet and compliment her. As the video continues, it’s like Meghan slips in and out of the makeshift accent—at least to me.
I’d guess that Meghan is unintentionally mirroring the fans’ voices, but there’s also the chance that she’s ditched her American accent in an effort to really adapt to royal life. Either way, Twitter is obviously having a field day with the video, with comparisons being made to Madonna’s infamous faux-British accent.
TBD on whether the accent pops up again—I (and the rest of Twitter, probs) will be keeping my ears out.