Kate Middleton Is Hiring a New 'Right-hand Woman'
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a princess, we have good news: a new job opening could get you one small step closer to achieving royal status.
Kate Middleton's private secretary, Rebecca Deacon (who has earned the unofficial title of her "right-hand woman" over the past 10 years), will be vacating her role this summer, Kensington Palace announced. That means the busy royal will be in need of a new confidant.
Okay, so scoring a secretary gig doesn't exactly make you an heir to the throne, but it does land you a spot in the Royal Family's inner-circle.
The statement from Kensington Palace reads: "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."
So, what does the job entail? According to Vogue, Deacon's responsibilities have included preparing Kate for public engagements and meetings, responding to letters, and issuing official statements.
Though we've unfortunately never worked for the Duchess, we can only imagine it would include fun things, too, like hanging out with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, shopping for cute (and comfy) shoes, unwinding with adult coloring books, and maybe even the occasional ski trip.
The bad news is, there are current employees who could likely be in the running for the job. Royal Central named three in particular: Sophie Agnew, who currently assists Deacon; Natasha Archer, Kate's personal assistant; and Laura Baker, assistant private secretary to Prince William.
But don't get discouraged. Instead, start studying the definitive guide to Kate and Will's London. Hey, you never know.