By Josh Duboff. Photos: Getty Images.
Imagine being in a position where you are meant to constantly email and text with the Duchess of Cambridge, get to be present for nearly all of her appearances, and get paid for it. That is the job. You are Kate Middleton’s right hand, by her side at all times for whatever she might need. You would be the most glamorous possible version of Tony Hale’s character on Veep.
And now that job is available! Rebecca Deacon, who has served as Kate’s “Girl Friday” since 2012 (and worked for the royal family for a decade) is leaving the post, as she is engaged and set to marry later this month in London. (Yes, Kate and Prince William are expected to be in attendance.)
Before you quit your current job and fly to London in an effort to campaign for the gig, though, know there is actual work involved, as, per the Daily Mail, one must organize Kate’s events and make sure she is well-briefed on her engagements and whom she is meeting with. (But picture all the time you get to spend around Prince George and Princess Charlotte—and the opportunity to, you know, when Kate’s out on an errand, when no one’s looking, just casually try on one of Kate’s fascinators that might just happen to be laying in the foyer—and take a few selfies.) The point is, there almost needn’t be a salary for this job.
The official statement from the 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, get your resume ready! Photoshop that photo of you and the Duchess getting tea in matching Erdem dresses; write that essay about what Kate means to you (maybe don’t send in a picture of your W.W.K.D.? tattoo); and hope for the best.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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