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EXCLUSIVE: Duchess of Cambridge’s Private Secretary Rebecca Deacon to leave role

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Private Secretary, Rebecca Deacon, is to leave her role within the next few months Royal Central can exclusively reveal.

Well-placed sources have said that Miss Deacon will be leaving in the Summer after spending five years as Private Secretary.

The news comes after it was revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge and The Queen granted Miss Deacon and her fiance use of the Chapel Royal for their wedding.

Rebecca and her partner, Adam Priestley, will marry later this month. It is expected that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be guests at the ceremony.

The ceremony of Miss Deacon and Mr Priestley will take place in St James Place at the Chapel Royal. The chapel is exclusive to the royal family and those in connection with it, in 2013 the Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest child, Prince George was christened in the chapel.

Before starting an impressive career working for a list of British Royals Rebecca upheld a normal educational path, studying English at Newcastle University. Miss Deacon has worked for the British Royal family for more than ten years.

The regal list of work that Rebecca has conducted includes; working closely with Sentebale – Prince Harry’s charity to holding a position of producers assistant for the making of the concert for Diana in 2007.

She has been Kate’s Private Secretary for five years, having taken up the position on 2012.

The senior role includes looking after the diaries of the Duchess of Cambridge both public and private and when there are royal events or tours the private secretary will carry gifts for the royals and bouquets of flowers.

Additional reporting by Tia Richards

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