Kate Middleton’s news about the loss of her right-hand woman and private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, has made for excitement in the ranks of ambitious personal assistants around the world. Vanity Fair writes that the job of Girl Friday to Middleton, who as wife to Prince William is the present Duchess of Cambridge and the future Queen Consort of England, would put the winning candidate at the center of all things Kate.
Middleton’s secretary would be “the most glamorous possible version” of PAs everywhere. The winning candidate must be prepared to “constantly email and text” with the duchess, to be at Kate’s side wherever she goes, and to inevitably be privy to Middleton’s secrets.
The Kensington Palace job sounds incredibly glamorous, but there are some definite drawbacks. That last requirement, for instance, means that Kate’s secretary is always a target for those hoping to worm out some of those Cambridge secrets and sell stories of Kate’s private life.