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Will and Kate: They're Just Like Us!
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They Wash Their Own Dirty Socks
Shortly after announcing their engagement, Will and Kate made another surprising proclamation: After the wedding, they would live in Wales without any servants. No servants?! Tsk, tsk. The Queen's royal household numbers 1,200, while Prince Charles employs 149 maids, butlers, chauffeurs and cooks. But the future King and Queen of England have decided to live like normal newlyweds--cooking their own dinner, cleaning their own castle and picking up their Majesty's own dry cleaning.

Photograph of Prince William and Kate grocery shopping.

"Kate is the first person who truly understands what it's like to live a normal life. They will be a very contemporary king and queen," says royal scribe Christopher Andersen. "Their courtship and plans for the monarchy," he adds, "are something we've never quite seen before."