Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been known to chart their own path when it comes to the way they do things. From her recent job guest-editing British Vogue to deciding to lead in new ways, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven't shied away from operating in ways that feel right for them. This was specifically evident when it was revealed that they were the first royals to have an all-female team of senior staff.

According to the Daily Mail, this was solidified when they appointed pro-EU former ambassador Fiona Mcilwham as their "right-hand woman." Mcilwham, who is known for her work as a senior adviser to the director-general of EU enlargement, is said to begin her work for the couple next month. Additionally, she worked for the Foreign Office for 21 years. Once she begins, she will serve as the couple's private secretary, which is said to be the most senior role in a royal household and is equivalent to the chief of staff. 

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"Harry and Meghan have felt frustrated by the one-size fits all approach to being a working royal and are aiming their star far higher," an insider told Daily Mail, adding, "It is clear that they think Fiona is the person to do that." 

With her appointment, she will complete the all-female team of "deputy private secretary Heather Wong, head of communications Sara Latham, two senior female press officers and a team of female private office employees."

Wong began working for the Duke of Sussex as his assistant private secretary but has also served the Duchess in various ways. She is said to have assisted the couple with their initiatives in areas such as mental health and HIV/AIDS. Previously, she also worked in the Obama administration as deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Homeland Security.

As for Latham, the US-born head of communications she has been called "feisty but well-liked and impeccably connected." Before entering this position, she worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton in the U.S. 

Regarding Mcilwham, she may be quite a good fit for Meghan as both women are said to have an interest in women's rights, seeing as Meghan herself recently made a statement with her own birthday cake. Only time will tell how this will play out, but it seems safe to assume that the royal couple will continue to follow their own sense of direction when it comes to future decision-making.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Feb. 24, 2019, in Asni, Morocco. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images