Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have An Official Visit Planned For International Women's Day

Another official engagement for the royal couple

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With Meghan Markle fully committing to public engagements and charitable endeavours as she prepares to join the Royal Family, it's will likely come as no surprise to long-standing fans of the former Suits actress, that there's one international occasion she wouldn't miss marking.

Kensington Palace has announced that, after the couple visited Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh and south London, Markle and Prince Harry's next trip will be to Birmingham on Thursday 8 March, which also happens to be International Women's Day.


Their first stop will be to a social enterprise called Stemettes which hopes to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM subjects (science, tech, engineering and maths) - fields which are notoriously dominated by men.

The visit is very much in line with causes close to Markle's heart. Before meeting her fiance, Markle was a UN advocate for women for political participation and leadership and even gave a speech at the UN where she rallied for gender equality.

At a recent trip to Cardiff, the 36-year-old reacted to a royal fan who told her she was thrilled to have a feminist in the royal family by saying thank-you and, what we all knew to be the case, that her soon-to-be husband is a feminist too.

Markle and her mother Doria Ragland at a UN Women event in New York City in March, 2015

After visiting Stemettes, the couple will then visit an apprenticeship scheme in the city which is supported by the Royal Foundation, the charity set up by Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and, after their wedding, an organisation Markle will be a patron of too.

If the successes of Markle's and Harry's previous official visits are anything to go by, there's no doubt that the meeting of ambitious girls and the royal couple will be inspiring to both parties.

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