Is the Duchess of Cambridge hiring for this role?

This is the job EVERYONE has been waiting for…

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This is the job EVERYONE has been waiting for…

It was announced today that Kate Middleton’s private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, is stepping down from her post, having worked for the royal family for 10 years.

As right-hand woman for the Duchess since 2012, it looks like there’s a job up for grabs to be a royal companion, with Rebecca officially leaving her post this summer.

Kate Middleton personal secretary

A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed the news, releasing the following statement:

‘After a decade of service to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Rebecca Deacon will be stepping down as private secretary to the Duchess of Cambridge. She plans to leave the household in the summer. Their Royal Highnesses are incredibly grateful for all the hard work and support Rebecca has provided over the past ten years and wish her well in the next phase of her career.’

Before becoming Kate’s private secretary and royal companion, Rebecca worked for Prince Harry’s charity, Sentebale, so her next career move could be anything.

Kate Middleton personal secretary

Most of Rebecca’s focus now, however, will be on her upcoming nuptials, reportedly set to wed Adam Priestly later this month.

Having played an important role in the Duke and Duchess’ wedding back in 2011, it looks like Kate is going to be returning the favour, with Rebecca even being given permission to hold the wedding ceremony (attending by Kate and William) at Chapel Royal, with a champagne reception at St James’s Palace and a dinner and dance for 120 guests at the Westminster Boating Base. As far as parting gifts go, that one’s pretty great.

As for applying for Rebecca’s job, we’re still looking into it – as is the whole world.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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