- Publish Date
- Sunday, 8 July 2018, 3:50PM
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.
Meghan, dressed in a stunning Givenchy cape dress, was 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.