Cape Town – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent International Women’s Day visiting Birmingham, meeting the community and learning about its initiatives to help young people.
Upon their arrival the couple did a walkabout waving and shaking hands with the crowd.
One young girl, however, stood out from the rest as she is an aspiring young actress who was eager to meet Meghan – for obvious reason.
After hearing about 10-year-old Sophia Richards' aspirations, Prince Harry directed her to his fiancée in an instant, and of course, Meghan was only too happy to offer advice as well as a warm hug.
“Meghan told me that I can achieve whatever I want to achieve and Meghan said she would like to see me on TV when I become an actress.
“It was a dream come true. I will never forget this day,” Sophia told journalists after the meeting E! News reported.
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The royal couple spent time at an event hosted by Stemettes - an initiative that aims to inspire the next generation of women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) - at Millennium Point, a site that provides workspace for educational and STEM-related organisations.
To celebrate #IWD2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are attending an event hosted by @Stemettes that aims to inspire the next generation of women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). pic.twitter.com/7A5pqrZeZO— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2018
In 2013 @Stemettes was set up to help combat the lack of women in STEM careers, which in 2016 was recorded as 21% of the workforce.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan made their way to Nechells thereafter, where they meet Coach Core apprentices.
The Coach Core programme is a unique and exciting year-long sports apprenticeship designed to engage 16-24 NEETs and positively impact their lives, their employers and their communities.
Coach Core was created by The Royal Foundation and provides unique sports apprenticeships that enable young people to learn employable skills and develop personally as well as professionally. 99% of apprentices go into full-time education or employment. pic.twitter.com/B9HRwFazj4— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2018
Coach Core apprentices demonstrate a ball skills training session. In the last year, @WeAreCoachCore have provided 971 coaching sessions in Birmingham across a variety of sports, from boxing to basketball??. pic.twitter.com/gol8xEzPim— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2018
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