Published 8 March 2018

His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle visited Millennium Point, which is home to the science museum and parts of Birmingham University, to join in on an event to celebrate International Women's Day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Birmingham

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan spent the day in Birmingham today. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle visited Millennium Point, which is home to the science museum and parts of Birmingham University, to join in on an event to celebrate International Women's Day.

Hosted by social enterprise Stemettes, the event will brought together female students from local secondary schools to take part in different activities, a panel discussion and speed networking opportunities.

Many local businesses from the Birmingham area also provided information on work experience, apprenticeships, A-level choices, and university degrees in STEM for the young women taking part.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle then visited the Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join Birmingham's Coach Core apprentices as they taking part in a training masterclass led by Create Development. 

The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to train young people aged 16–24 with limited opportunities to become sports coaches and mentors within their communities.

In November last year when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Birmingham, Their Royal Highnesses also dropped in on a Coach Core Apprentices session taking place in the city.

During the year-long apprenticeship, which now operates in ten cities across the UK, the apprentices learn technical sport skills alongside an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on employability and mentoring skills.