The Duchess of Cambridge is set to lose her closest aid with news that he private secretary has resigned after 10 years in royal service.
Rebecca Deacon, 34, has been Kate’s right-hand woman since she was appointed in 2012 after the royal wedding.
“(Rebecca) plans to leave the household in the summer,” the palace said in a statement.
“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 taking on the role as Kate’s secretary she worked from Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity.
The pair have become close through the years, so much so that Kate even green lighted Ms Deacon’s upcoming wedding at the Chapel Royal at St James Palace, which is exclusively for royals – and those with a direct link to the royal family.
The role of private secretary involves managing the public and private diary of the Duchess, with Ms Deacon often seen accompanying Kate to her official royal engagements, advising her on who she was meeting with and carrying flowers and gifts.
It remains to be seen who will step in to the role next, but we’re thinking it’s time to brush off the old resume…