A statement from the Kensington Palace confirmed: “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.”
Deacon played a vital role in organizing the program of Kate’s official activities, informing her about the interlocutors she would meet and accompanying her at many events.
The palace did not reveal the causes of her departure. However, the young woman is preparing to marry her fiancé, Adam Priestly.
It will be up to the Duchess of Cambridge to decide who will follow in Rebecca’s footsteps.