After seven months in California, Prince Harry forgot his English. Now settled in the United States with his wife Meghan Markle and his son Archie, the Duke of Sussex seems to have fully integrated into his new country, which he should however soon leave for some time for financial reasons. But having a house in Montecito and meddling in the next US presidential election was not enough for Prince Harry to embrace “the American way of life”. And for good reason, he even adopted some purely American expressions.
In his last interview with Meghan Markle, the most seasoned observers have noticed a few tics of language for which Prince Harry has opted, such as when he launched “pop the hood”, or “blow the hood”. However, if Americans use the word “hood” to refer to the hood, the British use the word “bonnet”, underlines The Sun. Now a follower of Americanism, Prince Harry could even lose his British accent, the same that his wife adopted after her marriage.
These British expressions borrowed by Meghan Markle
Even though she returned to her native California, it looks like she hasn’t lost some very British habits, which her American friends somewhat amused. Meghan was the all-American girl before she met Harry, but since living in the UK she’s adopted certain phrases, a source said. Her friends find it fun to listen to an American celebrity use Britishism. We often hear him say ‘Oh my darling’. However, if Meghan Markle has integrated well on the accent side, the new way of speaking of Prince Harry may not please Elizabeth II too much, she who is a follower of the “posh” accent, typical of British high society. .
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © Backgrid UK