Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took time out from wedding planning to make a visit to Birmingham, England, on Thursday, and it's safe to say the residents of the second city gave them a warm welcome. Crowds of local schoolchildren greeted the royal couple, waving union flags in welcome, and Meghan wasted no time in crouching down to shake their hands and chat. She even went in for a full-on hug with a couple of lucky kids. Harry, meanwhile, seemed more interested in an adorable dog he spotted in the crowd.
The couple's whistle-stop tour of the city included a visit to the youth project including STEMettes, a social enterprise group that encourages girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The couple got hands on with some VR headsets, and spent time with girls who are learning to code and build apps. There could be no more fitting choice for the couple on International Women's Day! Take a look at the best photos from their day now, get details on Meghan's coat and sweater, and bag, and stay tuned for more.