But now the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the couple is officially known, are advertising for household servants to help with the realities of day-to-day life, from housekeeping to dressing.
The royal call for help comes as the couple settles in after marriage and prepares to move into their new London apartment at Kensington Palace, William's childhood home.
After a delayed honeymoon in Seychelles following their fairy tale wedding at London's Westminster Abbey April 29, William and Kate initially made good on their word to live a more modest, royal life.
The young royals, who lovingly call themselves Mr. and Mrs. Wales, chose a modest cottage in Wales over Buckingham Palace, and resisted taking on butlers and servants.
William returned to work as a search-and-rescue pilot in Anglesey, while Kate was seen grocery shopping for the couple herself.
Their primary residence will remain a small house in Anglesey, an island off the coast of northwest Wales where William, 28, serves as a Royal Air Force helicopter rescue pilot.
But Kensington Palace will now be their London home, to accommodate the couple for weekend and official visits.
The couple had previously been staying with William's brother, Prince Harry, at St. James Palace during their London stays.
The move to Kensington means the couple will now have a place of their own, and all the demands that come with being a royal "homeowner."
"Six months time someone will be boiling their eggs for them and putting toothpaste on their toothbrushes. "
The new hires, palace officials say, will be based in London and will not be required to travel when the couple returns to their home in Anglesey.