Meghan Markle Wears Feminist White To Celebrate International Women's Day In Birmingham

Meghan and Harry are visiting a project in Birmingham aimed at inspiring young girls to choose STEM subjects.


Following trips to Edinburgh, Nottingham, Cardiff and south London, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have travelled to Birmingham in their latest regional tour before their wedding in May.

And we can't get enough of the bride-to-be's subtle sign of respect to the feminist cause shown in her choice of fashion on such a momentous occasion.

For today's engagement, the couple are marking International Women's Day with a visit to a project which aims to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths) subjects.


Hosted by social enterprise Stemettes at Millennium Point, Markle and Prince Harry met with young women from local secondary schools to find out more about their motivations to study STEM subjects.

For her latest public appearance, Meghan wore a two-tone J Crew coat over her white AllSaints Ridley jumper - a subtle nod to the colour the suffragettes wore in the early 20th century as they fought for the right to vote, perhaps?

A visit to the Nechells Wellbeing Centre will follow, where the couple will talk to young people involved with the Coach Core apprenticeship scheme.

The project was designed by The Royal Foundation - a charity which Markle is now a patron of - to train those aged 16 to 24 with limited opportunities to become sports coaches and mentors within their communities.

This latest royal engagement is very much in line with causes close to Markle's heart. Before meeting her fiancé, Markle was a U.N. advocate for women. She rallied for gender equality during a powerful speech at the U.N. Women's conference in 2015.

More recently, Markle has addressed the current Time's Up and #MeToo movement, outlining that men's support of women speaking out makes a 'fundamental difference'.

Speaking at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum with Prince Harry, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the former Suits actress said: 'I think right now in the climate that we're seeing so many campaigns - MeToo, Time's Up - there is no better time to shine a light on women feeling empowered, and people really helping to support them... men included in that - it makes such a tremendous difference.'

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