Kate Middleton's private secretary, Rebecca Deacon
Rebecca Deacon, Kate Middleton’s private secretary since 2012, has worked within the Royal Family for the last 10 years.
But she was appointed to work with the Cambridge’s a year after they married, in 2012.
As private secretary, Ms Deacon had a range of duties which included the organisation of official programmes and engagements and to ensure Kate is fully briefed on who she is going to meet.
Often seen standing discreetly behind her royal boss during engagements, Ms Deacon played an important role during the Duke and Duchess' wedding, according to the Daily Telegraph.
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A Kensington Palace spokeswoman 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."
The news comes after reports Ms Deacon is engaged to Adam Priestley and will marry later this month.
In a bid to thank her for her dutiful service, the Duchess permitted Ms Deacon to hold the ceremony at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.
Ms Deacon, as private secretary, had a list of duties including holding bouquet's at events
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Before working with the Duchess, Ms Deacon had an impressive career working for a number of other Royal organisations and events including Sentebale – Prince Harry’s charity and working as a producer's assistant for Princess Diana's memorial concert in 2007.
Rebecca upheld a normal educational path, studying English at Newcastle University, according to Royal Central.