Rebecca Deacon, the former private secretary of the Duchess of Cambridge is to be honoured on Wednesday 11 October.
The Queen will give the Royal Victoria Order at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony to the ex-secretary of Kate Middleton. Next Wednesday, Rebecca Deacon will be honoured most likely by Queen Elizabeth II.
That Order is given to people who have served Her Majesty or the British monarchy personally. In case of Rebecca, it was ten years spent as a member of the royal household.
Actually, Rebecca was known as Kate Middleton’s right-hand woman since 2012, one year after the Duchess married Prince William. Deacon’s duties included organising official programmes and engagements and ensuring Kate was briefed on who she was meeting.
Rebecca Deacon got married and stepped down in 2017
Ms Deacon stepped down from her role in summer 2017, just a few months after she married fiancé Adam Priestley. It is worth to note that the private secretary marrying ceremony took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.
Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William were “incredibly grateful” for all Rebecca’s hard work and support. That smart and positive woman has travelled all corners of the planet, supporting the young royal couple during their first – extremely hard and responsible – international tours.
Prior to being a private secretary to the Duchess of Cambridge, she worked for Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale. On October 11, Rebecca Priestley will visit the Buckingham Palace for the special occasion – she will be given the Royal Victoria Order at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.