Kate Middleton's happy baby news as close friend welcomes little boy

Kate Middleton baby news - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Rebecca Deacon, (private secretary to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) during a visit by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to Liverpool on February 14, 2012 in , United Kingdom.
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Happy baby news for Kate Middleton was announced this week, as a former aide and close friend confirmed she had welcomed her second child last month.

Kate Middleton has a new reason to celebrate, after it was announced that her close friend Rebecca welcomed a new addition to her family.

Kate celebrated the birth of a special baby during Christmas (opens in new tab), as her close friend and stylist Natasha Archer welcomed a son and now has been blessed with another loved one having a baby.

Rebecca, who is the Duchess' former private secretary, has confirmed the arrival of an adorable little boy named Patrick Michael Walter Priestley, who they are going to call Paddy, Hello! reports.

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Back in 2019, the couple welcomed their first child, William Michael Alexander, who they nickname Billy.

From 2012 through 2017, Rebecca worked as Kate's former private secretary. She spent eleven years working for the royal family before resigning two years ago.

Rebecca was in charge of organising formal events and engagements, as well as making sure Kate, who used a powerful method for 'taking control' of her own pregnancy (opens in new tab) health battles when she was expecting, was informed about who she would be meeting.

She also joined the Cambridges on tours to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and travelled with them all over the world. Rebecca also worked for Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale, prior to joining William and Kate's household.

Kate Middleton baby news - Kate and Rebecca Priestley

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Rebecca returned to the palace in October 2017 a few months after quitting to be awarded the Royal Victorian Order at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony. Prince William presented her with the award, which is given to people who have personally served Her Majesty or the monarchy.

The new mum tied the knot to now-husband Adam in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, an exclusive venue only open to individuals with a direct link to the royal family.

Kudzai Chibaduki
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Since December 2020, Kudzai Chibaduki has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, capturing all fashion, entertainment, and beauty content for the Lifestyle websites, as well as contributing to the shopping sections for Goodto.com's widely read online magazine. Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.