Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan visit Stanford University for charity brainstorming session: report

By Zach Harper, with files from Aisha Nozari

Stanford University is one of the top post-secondary institutions in the world. Its alumni and professors have gone on to win 83 Nobel prizes and also helped create what became known as Silicon Valley. Thirty of the world's billionaires went to Stanford, along with more than a dozen astronauts. In short, it's a brain tank, so there's no better place to seek any kind of advice.

That's what Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan reportedly did on Feb. 13, according to the Today show. The program reports the couple took a commercial flight from Canada to California to attend a seven-hour brainstorming session at Stanford to meet with academics and professors. The report says it is hoped the meetings will help the pair craft their charitable organization, which they had wanted to call Sussex Royal.

Stanford is known for its alumnis' achievements in computer science and business. Photo: © Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images

Last month, when Meghan and Harry announced they would step down as senior members of the Royal Family, they said they hope the organization will become one of their biggest priorities. It's thought the charity will continue to focus on some of the key causes they supported as royals, such as the environment and conservation, gender equality and women and girls' rights, mental health and more.

On Feb. 6, Meghan and Harry were reportedly the keynote speakers at an exclusive JPMorgan event in Miami. While there, it was reported the Duke of Sussex revealed he's been in therapy to get help with childhood trauma he sustained from the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Harry and Meghan's recent reported trips to the United States come after a period of relative quiet. Following their return to Canada last month, they were said to be mostly spending time on Vancouver Island at a home near Victoria where they reportedly stayed during their extended break from royal duties last year.

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