Fans have noticed Meghan Markle using what appeared to be a British accent during an official tour with Queen Elizabeth II. Picture: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
Fans have noticed Meghan Markle using what appeared to be a British accent during an official tour with Queen Elizabeth II. Picture: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s accent has us confused

THERE'S no doubt Meghan Markle has made a lot of big changes to try and fit in with her fancy in-laws, but the newest royal may be taking it a little too far.

A short clip featuring the American-born Duchess of Sussex speaking in what appears to be a posh British accent while on an official tour with the Queen last month is going viral on social media - with many people baffled by her new voice.

 

‘Blimey, bloomin’ brilliant to see you!’ Meghan (probably) said. Picture: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
‘Blimey, bloomin’ brilliant to see you!’ Meghan (probably) said. Picture: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

 

It was during this trip to Chester with the Queen that people first noticed Meghan’s strange new inflections. Picture: Phil Noble — WPA Pool/Getty Images
It was during this trip to Chester with the Queen that people first noticed Meghan’s strange new inflections. Picture: Phil Noble — WPA Pool/Getty Images


Meghan, dressed in a stunning Givenchy cape dress, is filmed chatting to a local fan named Aya, who had joined the crowds lining the streets of Cheshire to catch a glimpse of the royals.

"Thank you, I appreciate that, that's so kind," she can be heard telling the person standing beside Aya.

When Aya tells Meghan that she's been a longtime fan, Meghan gushes back in regal tones: "Oh my goodness, thank you!"

Look, it's totally normal to adopt a bit of a local twang when you move overseas (everyone's got that one friend who moved to London on a student visa for 18 months and came back saying things like "it's half-three") but given that Meghan has only lived in the UK for just over seven months, it feels perhaps a little premature.

Watch for yourself and decide:

In fact, not since Lindsay Lohan adopted that bizarre foreign accent have the people of Twitter been so baffled.

However, plenty of others were quick to defend the new Duchess of Sussex.


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