Meghan Markle adopted some of Michelle Obama’s mannerisms in an attempt to appear more “presidential and persuasive” in the trailer for the new Spotify podcast of her and Prince Harry, a behavior expert has said.
The Duchess of Sussex says ‘my husband’ when she refers to Prince Harry on the recording, in a move reminiscent of the former first lady who often uses the same rhetorical technique, according to British expert Judi James.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry seems “less confident” than his former wife actress.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced yesterday that they will produce and host their own shows as part of the new Archewell Audio – starting with a ‘holiday special’ that ‘lifts audiences around the world’.
Meghan Markle has adopted a ‘presidential and persuasive’ voice, while Prince Harry (pictured together) is ‘less confident’ but ‘keen for everything to be good for his wife’ in the trailer for their new Spotify podcast, a behavior expert claimed
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will produce and host their own shows as part of the new Archewell Audio (pictured) – starting with a ‘holiday special’ that ‘elevates audiences around the world’
Analyzing the Daily Express trailer, Judi said Meghan used ‘persuasive’ techniques to convince her husband to take the lead, while also shifting to a ‘more professional, semi-presidential performance’.
Judi said: “Meghan is showing a clue of her persuasion techniques with Harry by using flattery to get him to start recording. “
She added that the Duchess seemed to be ‘practically purring’ after complimenting Prince Harry’s accent, as her voice grew gorged as a result.
Their trailer opens with the Duke, 36, telling his wife, ‘Ladies first’ before Meghan says, ‘No you say that first because I think it sounds really good with your accent ”.
Commenting on the vocal skills of the Queen’s grandson during the trailer, Judi said: “Harry is a much less confident speaker than Meghan on this audio clip…[but] he wants everything to go well for his wife.
She points out that he hesitates verbally during his dialogue, but his laid back tone suggests listeners have a more personal side of the royal.
Meanwhile, Angela Levin told talkRADIO the 39-year-old Duchess was “slightly patronizing and very royal” on Monday, when she praised the “silent heroes” of the coronavirus pandemic in a clip recorded for CNN (pictured)
Meanwhile, Meghan has emerged as “semi-presidential” and “professional,” according to the behavior expert, who suggested the Duchess was bragging about speech techniques used by high profile figures, such as Michelle Obama and the Queen.
It comes after royal author Angela Levin told talkRADIO that Meghan, 39, was ‘slightly patronizing and very royal’ on Monday when she praised the ‘silent heroes’ of the coronavirus pandemic in a clip recorded for CNN .
Judi noted that Meghan using the phrase ‘One of the things my husband and I always talked about’ sounded like the speeches the former First Lady gave.
She said: ‘It’s a sudden change from informal and chatty flirtation and towards a high status tone where Harry is called’ my husband ‘even though he’s there with her and even though he’s already introduced himself.
“It has connotations with the phrase ‘My husband and I’ so used by the queen.
The body language and behavior expert isn’t the only one to have noticed Meghan’s new ‘royal tone’, with royal author Angela Levin echoing a similar conclusion earlier in the week.
Meghan and Harry released a trailer for their new podcast last night. Pictured is a transcript of Meghan and Harry’s teaser for their project
She spoke to talkRADIO on Monday about Meghan’s appearance on CNN, when the Duchess praised the ‘silent heroes’ of the coronavirus pandemic who have supported communities.
Angela said: ‘[Meghan] tries to be very royal despite wanting to get out of the royal family. She is very royal, she speaks to us, she is a little condescending.
The commentator continued, “She still uses the term ‘we’, the royal term that we call. This means that everyone has to be okay with her because she knows what everyone is thinking. She’s allowed to say what she likes, of course, but that’s her way of saying it.
Meghan’s appearance on CNN marked the first time the Duchess had been seen since revealing she had miscarried this summer.
Meghan’s appearance on CNN on Monday, pictured, when the Duchess praised the ‘silent heroes’ of the coronavirus pandemic who have supported communities
She said in the clip, “We have seen communities rise up and take action. When the children’s meal programs ended, we saw our neighbors making sure these children were getting the nutrition they needed.
She added that “we as a community have shown ourselves” to provide the necessary food to vulnerable people, adding that “we have also seen the power of the human spirit” and that “we have the power to remind someone other than there is hope ”.
She did not address her own loss, but recounted how 2020 has been “a year that has been universally difficult for everyone”, before congratulating those who took the opportunity and fed hungry neighbors crossing. difficult times.
Meghan had spoken as part of the CNN Heroes series which praises those who make a difference in communities.
‘It sounds really good with your accent’: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle present their new Archewell Audio podcast which will feature ‘stories of hope and compassion’ and reveal that the first episode will be a ‘holiday special’
The Spotify trailer featuring the Sussexes went live this afternoon.
It opens with Harry telling his wife ‘Ladies first’ before Meghan says ‘No you say that first because I think it sounds really good with your accent’.
The Duke of Sussex then says: “Archewell Audio” and they say together: “Let’s do it”.
Prince Harry then said ‘Hi guys I’m Harry’ before Meghan said ‘And I’m Meghan’, with the two choosing not to use their royal titles.
Meghan then says: “One of the things my husband and I have always talked about is our passion for meeting people and hearing their stories. And whatever the story, they usually make it easy to understand where someone else is coming from. And in a way, remind you of a story about yourself ”.
Harry continues, “And that’s what this story is about.” To present different perspectives and voices that you may not have heard before. And find our common ground. Because when that happens, change is really possible ”.
The Duchess of Sussex said the podcasts will aim to “find kindness and compassion, which we have seen in many places this year”.
She adds, “This will underpin everything you do here on Archewell Audio – so that’s what we do.”
Their first show will be a “holiday special” this month, “featuring stories of hope and compassion from inspiring guests to celebrate the New Year.”
Harry and Meghan both mimic church bells before saying: ‘We can’t wait to share it with you and we’ll be releasing later this month’.
Meghan said: “We are speaking to some amazing people who will share their memories that have helped shape this year. As we know, it was difficult for everyone ”.
Of the pandemic, Harry says: “So many people have suffered so much this year, suffering loss and a huge amount of uncertainty, but it’s worth mentioning that 2020 has connected us in a way we never would. could imagine. By endless acts of compassion and kindness ”.
Hooking up the podcast Harry said, “So here’s what you need to do, hit follow now.” Go ahead, keep going. Tap, follow and that way you won’t miss a thing and you can hear new shows on Archewell Audio as soon as they drop.
Finishing the trailer, Meghan says, “We’re so excited. So follow and listen for free only on Spotify. We will meet you here soon ”.
Harry signs off with American-sounding ‘happy holidays’ while Meghan ends with British ‘cheers’.