Prince Harry has started ‘mimicking’ Meghan Markle’s speech and American phrases

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Prince Harry is imitating his wife Meghan Markle's Americanisms and speaking habits, a language expert has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex has launched Archewell Audio podcast with his wife, and American phrases and common expressions have been picked up.

Jennifer Dorman, expert sociolinguist at language learning app Babbel, analysed the first podcast, writes the Express.

She claimed the Duke could be mimicking his wife and attempting to be better understood by people across the pond.

She told Cosmopolitan: "The expression 'you guys' comes up, an American phrase that Harry used to address listeners in both the podcast teaser and during the podcast.

"In the premiere episode, he even uses the typically American term 'awesome' – something which elicits a giggle from his American wife when used.

"Harry says things like 'love always wins' and 'the power within us': two very positive, uplifting phrases which many of us would associate with the optimistic attitude of our cousins over the pond."

She added the Duke could be using the phrases to be 'understood' better by the press in America.

But also argued his language has been directly influenced by the amount of time he spends with his wife.

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She added: “It could be that Prince Harry has started to borrow American phrases and words in order to fit in and be understood better by the American press, and this could become so habitual that he uses these words when speaking to Brits and Americans alike.

"Or he may just be mimicking his wife: interacting at a close level with someone all the time can cause us to pick up their speaking habits."

The couple made the decision to step down as senior royals last year and moved to California.

Ms Dorman added Prince Harry is "developing a more laid back, American way of speaking", but claimed he would not lose his English accent.

She continued: "Think of the likes of Simon Cowell, Adele and Gordon Ramsay – they've spent significant amounts of time living and working in the United States, but have retained their accents and a largely British way of speaking and interacting with the world.

“It’s likely Harry will go down that path."

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