Meghan Markle may really be just like the rest of us as she admitted she "shouts" at Prince Harry "all day" as the couple appeared in Birmingham to mark International Women's Day.

The royal couple visited 90 students at Millennium Point at an event to encourage young girls to follow careers in STEM fields. The students lined the streets and two were thrilled after getting a hug from the bride-to-be.

Welsh woman Susanne Raybould, 69, told the couple she had a father, son-in-law and grandson named Harry so was "shouting Harry all day".

Prince Harry quickly chimed in that his fiancee was doing the same and she agreed, saying: "I am shouting it all day".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart after visiting Millennium Point. Photo / Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart after visiting Millennium Point. Photo / Getty Images

The former Suits actress also stunned Sophia Richards, from Oasis Academy Warndon in Worcester, by giving her a hug after the girl confessed she wanted to star on screen as well.

Richards said afterwards: "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.

"It was a dream come true. I will never forget this day."

The royal-bride-to-be also hugged Pippa Roberts, 10, from a school in Sutton Coldfield who said "it was nice".

Markle also joked about the notoriously bad British weather with Canadian student Brandy Davis, 20, who was visiting from Toronto where Markle lived while filming Suits.

"Meghan asked me what I thought about the weather. She said people here complain about the weather, and I said my goodness, they don't know. We Canadians know about the weather. She said 'yes, we're in the same boat'," the Mail Online reports.

The appearance came a day after reports Markle had been baptised and confirmed in the Church of England at a private ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury before her wedding in May.

The 45-minute service is said to have taken place on Tuesday evening at the Chapel Royal. The Queen serves as head of the Church of England.

Markle was raised a Protestant and went to a Catholic high school. Her first husband was Jewish although she never converted to the religion.