David Lascelles the eight Earl of Harewood has officially changed the way you pronounce ‘Hare-wood’.
After decades of pronouncing it ‘Har-wood’, the Lord has accepted defeat and given up a centuries-old practice of dropping the ‘e’.
The reason for changing the pronunciation of the estate is because taxis taking him to the house in the heart of Yorkshire didn’t know where ‘Har-wood’ was.
This decision wasn’t an easy one though, as the Lord’s father George Lascelles was an ‘absolute stickler’ for pronouncing it as ‘Har-wood’.
So, the next time someone corrects you with ‘Har-wood’ you can officially let them know, it’s now ‘Hare-wood’!