Imagine being able to communicate with Kate Middleton every single day and getting to be present for all her official appearances. If this is something that you can see yourself doing as a job, then you’re in luck, as the Duchess of Cambridge is currently looking for a new royal assistant.
According to People, the young royal’s private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, is leaving her position this summer. Deacon has held the position since 2012 and has worked for the royal family for a decade. Before joining the Cambridge’s household, she worked for Prince Harry’s charity, Sentebale.
In a statement (via Daily Mail), a Kensington Palace spokeswoman said, “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.”
It was reported that Deacon is leaving as she is about to be wed to Adam Priestly later this month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to attend the wedding. The palace has yet to reveal who will take Deacon’s place.
It is unclear whether Kensington Palace will advertise the position or whether they have already chosen Deacon’s replacement. The Royal Household has an online job board, and currently, there are seven open positions on it, but the assistant job has not been posted as of this writing.
Among the Duchess’ assistant’s duties include handling the royal’s schedule and accompanying her on all official engagements, which means that whoever gets hired for the position will be based in the U.K. and will get to travel with the Cambridges on overseas tours. The assistant also ensures that the Duchess is briefed on who she is going to meet during programs and engagements.
The royal assistant’s duties have not been detailed. But according to Hello Giggles, anyone who will step into Deacon’s shoes has to follow the Duchess around and carry her bouquets and gifts, as the royal is often presented with these items wherever she goes.
The new assistant will also reportedly help to make sure that the Duchess always looks flawless. As the mother-of-two never carries a purse during official engagements, the assistant must make sure that she has everything that the Duchess will need to look presentable, such as a tube of lipstick and a hairbrush.
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