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Unlike the evening before, where The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the most formal engagement of the Royal Tour so far — a state dinner and reception — the couple kept it island-casual in bold prints on Wednesday as they visited the University of the South Pacific to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

During the stop, Meghan checked a major milestone off her tour checklist: she made her first speech. She reflected on her own experience as a Northwestern University grad, making her words genuine and inspiring. In what was probably a first for any member of the British Royal Family, Megs got everyone’s attention with her candid remarks about the struggles to finance post-secondary schooling, the value of education, and the importance of empowering women with knowledge.

Meghan’s speech — her second so far, after her cookbook launch in London — may have been for all the students, but she made a point to specifically put a spotlight on women, not only in the room, but all over the world. Her words were exactly what we were all hoping for from a proud feminist like Megs. We weren’t sure if she’d be able to keep up that activism as part of the Royal Family but, remarkably, she’s sticking to her guns and continuing the fight she’s been fighting for so many years.

Here’s Megs’ speech in all its amazing glory but there’s one revealing sentence that should be pointed out.

“It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition.” This is not something we’ve ever heard from a royal. It’s refreshing and important, and serves to illustrate, once again, what a welcome addition Meghan is to the family.

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