Meghan Markle has adopted a regal manner on her new podcast with Prince Harry, the trailer reveals.
The ex-royal has borrowed the Queen’s own turn of phrase to effect a formal tone for the couple’s very public conversation, expert analysis shows.
‘Archewell Audio’ has been launched on Spotify, and a holiday special is due to premiere later this month, with the complete series including guest interviewees due in 2021.
The couple’s new podcast taster offers fascinating insight into Meghan and Harry’s style of communication.
Where Harry opts for an intimate and ‘modest’ broadcast style – his wife takes a warm and caring yet still formal tone to address their fans, our expert has found.
Author and body language expert Judi James has analysed the podcast trailer, exclusively sharing her expert opinion with The Mirror.
This trailer for Harry & Meghan’s new podcast throws up some strong clues about both their contrasting styles of communication and their desire to use tempting ‘insights’ into the ‘real’ Harry and Meghan behind all the global headlines and much sought-for privacy.
They open with a verbal selfie, talking as though not aware the mic is on and showing the loving and flirtatious nature of their relationship.
Clips of what sounds like naturalistic moments like this prior to the more scripted delivery of a podcast are very exciting for the fans, who feel a closer relationship with their heroes, thanks to some shared, pretend eaves-dropping.
When they do hit the record button for the second time we can hear Harry’s keenness to sound youthful, keen and informal.
His ‘ Hi guys, I’m Harry’ is unnecessarily modest considering his profile but it seems to reflect a desire to act accessible and lower his status for these casual chats.
Harry also sounds keen to adopt the US term of ‘holidays’ for Xmas.
Meghan’s approach is different. Despite sitting with Harry she refers to him with the same formality that the Queen famously uses, as in ‘My husband and I’ rather than ‘Harry and I’.
Her tone is warm and caring to suit the theme of their podcasts and her overall style of messaging is similar to Michelle Obama’s in her hugely successful and popular podcasts.
Meghan and Harry talk in emotional terms, with their ‘passion’ for meeting people matching Michelle’s love of conversations that go deep, and Harry referring to ‘amazing people’ and ‘acts of compassion and kindness.’
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There is an emphasis on message-sharing in their wording here though, that tells us we will be hearing as much about Harry and Meghan during these podcasts as the guests they choose to interview.
Meghan lets us know that their guests’ stories will ‘remind you of a story about yourself’ and they say they will be finding ‘common ground’ with them.
This is a technique we have seen from the couple before, when they have been prompted to disclose their own emotions and feelings after listening to the same from others, so the hint is that we will be finding out more about the ‘real’ Harry and Meghan as these podcasts are sent out on social media.