Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Step Out in Style on International Women's Day

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Women's issues are near and dear to her heart, so it's no surprise that Meghan Markle celebrated International Women's Day in style. On Thursday, both she and Prince Harry made an appearance in Birmingham to meet with local people and talk about the causes they plan on championing after they tie the knot in May. 

  • Shortly after their arrival, Meghan and Harry went on a walkabout outside the Millennium Point building to greet super excited locals.

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    Meghan, as always, killed it in the style department in a J.Crew coat, Alexander Wang cropped pants, and a wool sweater by AllSaints. The woman is yet to make a sartorial faux pas!

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  • The highlight of the royals' outing though, was when Meghan met 10-year-old aspiring actress Sophia Richards.

    Initially, Harry met Sophia and when he learned that she wanted to act, he immediately took her over to his fiancée. 

    "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," Sophia said, according to People. "It was a dream come true. I will never forget this day."

    Before Sophia headed back over to her classmates, she got a hug from the former Suits actress. Day. Made. 

  • Meghan has always been a proud feminist, and on International Women's Day in 2015, she gave a speech that highlighted some of the points she's most passionate about.

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    "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist, and this evening I am extremely proud to stand before you on this significant day, which serves as a reminder to all of us of how far we've come, but also amid celebration a reminder of the road ahead," she said.

    "It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out such vision -- because it isn't enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe it. And it isn't enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it. Together. Starting now."

    And of course, just last week, Meghan reminded people that "there's no better time" to shine a light on women's issues.


  • In her engagement interview, Meghan made it clear that women's issues and fighting for equality would be at the forefront of her charity work as a royal -- and from the sound of things, she's got her future husband on board, as well.


    People reports that on Wednesday, during a visit to Silverstone race track, Harry spoke with young female students about getting into engineering.

    "We want to get away from [the idea] that it's all men in overalls and oily rags. Do you think think that girls want to be [in engineering] and there aren't opportunities or it is not really considered by them?" he asked the crowd.

    Clearly, these two are rubbing off on each other in all the best ways. Having not one, but two, card-carrying feminists in the royal family? We like where this is going.