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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Stanford University for a surprise brainstorming session

The pair discussed a brand new charitable organisation.

By Jess Pullar
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been lying relatively low since their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family was made known.
Indeed the royal pair are believed to be setting up a base in Canada, where they will soon split their time between there and the UK.
But while they are undoubtedly enjoying a bit of a break from the public eye, it seems they're also working on something else behind the scenes.
Meghan and Harry have been hard at work as they carve out their next chapter. (Getty)
On Tuesday, February 11, the pair travelled to California, where they reportedly visited Stanford University for a brainstorming session.
According to Today, the pair flew on a commercial flight from Canada to the campus based in Palo Alto, just outside of San Francisco.
The royals were greeted there by the University President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
Harry and Meghan are understood to have flown to California from Canada via a commercial flight. (Getty)
It's not a huge surprise to learn that the pair are extending their charitable work in education.
Meghan is a fierce advocate for women's education, having spoken candidly about the challenges faced by many women who are ill-equipped with the necessary means for schooling.
During her royal tour of Fiji in October 2018, Meghan delivered a stirring speech about her own experience, stating how lucky she was to have access to education.
"I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world – myself included. It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university," she said at the time.
Meghan spoke candidly about women's access to education while touring Fiji in 2018. (Getty)
Specific details around the couple's latest discussions with Stanford are unclear, however there's no doubt big plans are well and truly in motion as they work to become financially independent.
Earlier in February, it was revealed Harry and Meghan had also attended a conference in Miami hosted by JP Morgan. Harry was reportedly paid to speak at the exclusive event.
And while pictures of the couple's movements have been scarce since they stepped back, we're guessing there's plenty more exciting projects to come.
We can't wait for more updates!
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