When Madonna married British director Guy Ritchie and moved to London in the early 2000s, fans couldn’t help but notice her voice…c hanged. She started talking in a very strong, very noticeable British accent – and not the kind you accidentally pick up, either. It seemed, at least, that she was intentionally trying to change her voice. Whether or not that’s the case is still a mystery (Madonna’s accent, FWIW, is gone now), but it’s a phenomenon that puzzled her fans and critics for months.
Now, the world is wondering if the same thing is happening to Meghan Markle. A video of Markle greeting fans last month is resurfacing on the Internet because some people think she has a British accent in it. She doesn’t say much in the video – just a few greetings and some “thank yous” – but fans are picking up a change in her voice. Take a listen for yourself, below. Do you hear anything different?