Since Kate Middleton started dating Prince William in 2002 the media and everyone else wanted to find out everything about her. By 2005/6 the media found out where she lived, who she hung out with, what she did almost every day of the week but there was one thing people didn’t know. What did Kate sound like?
In 2007 Kate was visiting a marketing show on behalf of her parents company and the promotion team of the convention where doing interviews with various business people asking them what they thought of the convention. They spotted Kate and she said a few words.
I remember when I first heard this and I really surprised by her accent, I thought she would sound more middle class as she was famous for being the normal middle girl.
The engagement interview came round and my goodness. I was even more shocked by how posh she sounded, in fact many people commented that she sounded more posh than William.
I know it’s difficult to tell the difference when you only have one clip that is 10 seconds long and another clip that is 10 minutes long. But to me Kate’s accent during the interview sounds fake and many British people agree. I think British people can tell if someone is putting on an accent that is not their natural one the same way only an American could tell if a person is truly speaking in a southern American accent or pretending.
In fact in many of the Biography’s of the royal couple mention this change in Kate’s voice one example is from Robert Jobson who wrote “William and Kate - The Love Story” it quotes one of Kate friends at Marlborough college saying.
“Kate did speak with a middle class accent that made her stand out from the other upper crust girls, I think she became very self conscious of that. She very gradually started to change her accent to a more upper class accent. By the time she left Marlborough she sounded more posh than the posh girls. “
It’s interesting and sad that Kate felt the need to change the way she talked in order to fit in. Especially since her sister Pippa who went to the same schools as Kate doesn’t seem to have as strong a “Posh” accent.
The reason I’m bringing all this up is because on her most recent charity visit to an outdoor camping site for children which is run by ARK. She seems to be speaking mainly in what I like to call, her real voice.
I am crazy? Am I the only one who hears the difference? I really hope she drops her fake posh accent and just be her self and not what others want her to be. That’s no way to live your life.