The Cambridges

Kensington Palace confirm Rebecca Deacon’s departure following Royal Central’s exclusive report

Kensington Palace confirmed on Tuesday evening that the Duchess of Cambridge’s Private Secretary, Rebecca Deacon, would be leaving her position in the Summer.

The official announcement came hours after Royal Central exclusively broke the news to our readers.

In the statement, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “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.”

Well-placed sources told Royal Central 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.

“Their Royal Highnesses are incredibly grateful for all the hard work and support Rebecca has provided over the past ten years.”
Kensington Palace spokeswoman

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.