When I first mentioned her in chapter 1 of Sew, she was just a filler name I pulled out of my hat. However, during editing (and plot development for books 2 and 5 ...) she took on a personality and became someone who, if Robin's parents hadn't of hired her ... well, Robin would probably be a LOT worse off than she already is. And, since Robin as is happens to be bad enough, we're all glad that Meg was hired, agreed?
Meg was practically an orphan when the Locksley's hired her. Her mother had died when she was six, and her father had recently been lost at sea. Meg was the eldest of three girls. They had a stepmother ... but (as all Fairy Tale Stepmothers are) she didn't like any of the girls. That's why Meg got hired out. Meg hasn't seen either of her sisters since she was 12.
Meg is about a year and a half older than Robin, and pretty much considers Robin a younger sister, and Robin fully reciprocates the sentiment. Yet, though Robin may, Meg never crosses the line of being too familiar with her young mistress, always referring to Robin as Prinzessen. Oh, had I mentioned that she's from Germaine? Well, she is, and she has a delightful German accent which I love.
((Random fact about Kendra: I want to learn German some day. I love Germany. Sigh.))