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I have four secrets that you could use to sound more
like a Royal.
Secret number one is learn individual words.
Josh O'Connor, who plays Prince Charles in "The Crown", he suggested if you want to say the word 'yes'like a royal you need to think of these so simply just say ears, ears, ears, Do you see? It sounds quite a lot like the word "yes".
Wilfred is back for this video and he will help us to pronounce some words to sound like a Royal. Wilfred are you there? Oh, hello Jon.
Yes, coming in loud and clear - the first one is
how to say the word "year" you have to say "yah" .
If you want to say the word "here" you have to say
"heyar" "heyar". To say the word "lucky" you say "lucke".
To say the word "experience" you say "experrrrience".
So the conclusion for learning the words of the Royal family is learn: the individual words and practice as much as possible, also trying to get the voices right as well.
Secret number two is - to focus on the vowel sounds.
For example, listen to these words and
their vowel sounds. "Hour" "hour" becomes "ah". "God" becomes "gawd". long so the "o" sound becomes "aww". I think one that a lot of people know is how the Queen and the Royal family say the word "often". And they say "orfen", "orfen" it's a very long sound like "orfen", almost like "awful".
"Home" becomes "hyome", "hyome" or something like that...
Also, "golden", "golden", "golden", I don't know why I just
sat up straight but it makes me feel better if I do this sitting up straight than slouching.
"Golden" and "no", "no". The Queen might ask Charles, "Charles would you like to play polo?" Because he loves polo. Oh yes. In fact, if you want to act like a Royal start playing polo! Secret number three is learn how to call your close friends and parents.
There's a lot of ways that the Royals use to call
each other, earlier in "The Crown" Charles answered the phone and Lord Mountbatten said, "oh hello dear boy" "dear boy" that's a good one. So we can use "dear boy". The other big one is how to call your parents - so posh people or the Royals especially use "mummy" and "daddy" to call their
parents "mummy" and "daddy" and it doesn't matter how old you are you can still say "mummy" and "daddy" for your mum and dad. I've also heard Charles say,"papa" for father, so the conclusion is it doesn't matter how old you are you can use them to the very end.
Now, number four was going to be do not
swear but then during my research I realized in fact, there is a little bit of swearing, so I would say instead of saying do not swear, I would say choose your (swear) words very carefully.
Now, Princess Diana she loved the word "gosh", "oh gosh", "another sapphire ring Charles, oh gosh". So, I would suggest using mild swear words or curses or expressions to vent your frustration. For example, Princess Anne, she was talking about paparazzi and she said they should "naff off" "naf off" and
of course, "naf off" means go away. So another one I've heard is well they like using hell, bloody and these kind of words as well, but they are still pretty mild right? So, the conclusion is mind your language if you want to be a Royal.
In fact, in any of the series I've never heard the Queen curse. Whether she does in real life is a different story. So, finally has the Queen's accent
changed over the years - the simple answer is yes! She's adjusted her language and she's basically moved with the times and she wants to move away from a conservative RP accent to more mainstream
RP accent to sound less Posh and less elite.
Which you do if you still have this conservative
RP accent. And if you want to learn much more about the conservative RP accent, you can watch my video how to speak Posh and RP conservative RP up here.
If you want to find out more about how to speak
mainstream RP you can look at this video here. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial on how to speak Posh and RP just like the Royals in "The Crown" and of course, this is really how we speak in real life too you know and that's
it for today.
All I have to say now is who is your favorite Royal maybe comment in the comments below,who your favorite Royal is. Have you seen "The Crown" maybe and what did you think of it? as well.
That's all for today thank you very much and stay connected! You can watch more videos here by just clicking on the links and don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already.
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