Kate Middleton’s accent has become a topic of discussion among royal fans. One of them said that she noticed a huge change in how the Duchess of Cambridge speaks in recent weeks.

On the online forum site Quora, royalty fan Catherine Murphy said that the mom of three’s accent is hardly decipherable these days. However, Murphy failed to give examples and reasons as to why she thinks this way.

Another fan of the British royals, Teri Kamaunu, said that Middleton’s accent may sound different because she and Princess Diana received elocution lessons when they joined the royal family. The lessons are believed to come in handy especially when the royals need to make public speeches.

But Graham Moore, a British citizen, said that he doesn’t think that Prince William’s wife’s accent has changed at all.

“The Duchess of Cambridge has not, in my opinion, changed her accent. She sounds just the same as when she did the interview when the engagement was announced. Harry’s and William’s accent has changed a bit - they both sound a bit more ‘Estuary’ nowadays… The Queen, too, sounds quite a bit less posh than when she was a teenage Princess,” he said.

Clara Daniele, a music instructor, said that Middleton’s accent did not necessarily change. But as a member of the royal family, she has developed a more eloquent and confident way of speaking.

“They all speak the same language. If they are royal they do not pronounce “r”s for sure. They stand tall and show that they have a higher status. Though Catherine was a commoner for a long time. She knows how to deliver her duties in a dignified, yet a simple manner,” she said.

Two years ago, Meghan Markle was also rumored to have changed her accent shortly after joining the royal family. Since the Duchess of Sussex is American, her accent is very American.

But during one of her first royal engagements, the public heard her saying certain words with a British accent.

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Kate Middleton visits The Foundling Museum on March 19, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Eddie Mulholland