Harry and Meghan Celebrate International Women’s Day in Birmingham

It may have been chilly temperature wise, but the welcome for Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle in Birmingham certainly was warm.

Today’s visit for Harry and his future wife was to highlight the work that supports young people from the local community.

Harry and Meghan kicked off their day in Birmingham attending an event at Millennium Point to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event today hosted by social enterprise Stemettes, aimed to showcase the next generation of young women being inspired to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Harry and Meghan joined the young women as they took part in building apps and touchpads, before hearing more about their aspirations to pursue STEM subjects and eventually work in the science, technology, engineering or math fields.

Harry and Meghan who will be married in May switched gears from STEM to sport.

The couple went on to visit the Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join Birmingham’s Coach Core apprentices as they took part in a training masterclass led by Create Development.

Designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (and soon to be Ms. Markle upon marrying Harry), The Coach Core apprenticeship trains young people aged 16 – 24 with limited opportunities to become sports coaches and mentors within their communities.

During the year-long apprenticeship, now operating in ten cities across the UK, the apprentices learn technical sport skills as well as an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on future employment and mentoring skills.

After their welcome to the centre, Harry and Meghan took some time to chat to the apprentices about their experiences of the programme which launched in Birmingham in March 2017.

The couple then joined the apprentices in the sports hall to watch them participate in their practice training sessions.

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