Meghan Markle is starting to sound like her "old self" and before she joined the Royal Family, according to pals.
The former Suits actress, who had to abandon voicing her political beliefs when she married Prince Harry, spoke out against racism in the light of Black Lives Matter protest sparked from George Floyd's death in police custody.
A pal told Vanity Fair that Meghan had felt "very raw" about what happened to George, who was filmed with a police officer's knee on his neck before losing consciousness and dying.
“There have been a lot of discussions," the friend told the title, adding that it "wasn't easy" but Meghan had wanted to speak out.
"These are her words, her sentiments - it’s 100% her,” they said.
Meanwhile, someone else who works closely with the actress in her charity work, said that the "old Meghan" was back.
The friend said: “She sounds less restrained and more herself and much more how I remember her from when we first met, way back before she was a member of the Royal Family.”
In an impassioned speech to Immaculate Heart High School students on Wednesday, Meghan said: “I wasn’t sure what I could say to you.
"I wanted to say the right thing.
“I realised the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered.
“And so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don’t know.”
Piers Morgan, known to be hugely critical of Meghan in the past, heaped praise on her for the speech and suggested US President Donald Trump could learn from her.
In a recently unearthed 2012 video, Meghan made a powerful statement in which she talked about herself and members of her family being racially abused.