Husband Harry, younger son of heir to the throne Charles, Prince of Wales, was once considered something of a black sheep himself, and like the Queen's husband Prince Philip - his grandfather - prone to the occasional politically incorrect gaffe.
The Duchess of Sussex is greeted by Lord Geidt, former Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II and The Queen's Commonwealth Trust chairman, as she arrives for a panel discussion convened by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women's Day at King's College in London.
Others on the panel, which touched upon gender equality and the obstacles women face, included singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Amy was appointed the position of assistant to Meghan Markle just a year ago, and is set to leave her post this month. They talked about different issues affecting women today, as well as how women benefit from equal opportunities. "For me that is my personal preference".
Pickerill, who started her career at Kensington Palace as a press spokesperson, has been "instrumental in helping the duchess adjust to her new life in the United Kingdom", the source says.
Meghan Markle's assistant private secretary, Amy Pickerell, has quit her job.
"My personal decision is to not feed into negativity and be more cause-driven, action-based", she said, per People. "This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever".
She continued as the crowd laughed, "I loved that, so boy or girl, or whatever it is, we hope that's the case". We were talking about Tanzania and the article The Economist just did. "If there's injustice and a lack of inequality someone needs to say something - and why not you?" she asked, adding, "We must be global feminists and include men and boys".