Meghan Markle has been married to the Queen’s grandson, Prince Harry, for over a year and they tied the knot in May 2018. Formerly an actress, the Duchess is no stranger to using her platform to speak out on issues important to her. Has her voice changed since entering the Royal Family?
“Here, she is commanding the script. Meghan, and not the script, is leading the event.”
Even before becoming part of the high profile Royal Family, Meghan has showed her confidence as a speaker.
“We can see this from how she speaks firmly but naturally, managing her speech rate well,” he added.
“She communicates in small, natural-sounding chunks of speech, allowing emotions to shine through her pitch. It presents us with an authentic version of Meghan.”
The Duchess has recently headed back to work after maternity leave and joined Prince Harry on a 10 day official tour of Africa.
On the last day of the trip, Meghan made a speech about the importance of young people speaking out on important issues.
However, her voice analysis showed she sounded different in this speech.
James said: “In the clip, taken from her final speech to South Africa, her speech intelligence contrarily does not come across to the same degree.
The expert explained Meghan seems to connect less with her audience in the speech since becoming a royal than she did before.
Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, also went through a similar change in the eight years she has been a full-time member of the family.
Many members of the public first heard Kate speech when she took part in a sit down interview following her engagement to Prince William.
James explained her speech seemed more scripted when speaking in her royal role than she did before.Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.