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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/27/2010

We can manage without Jeeves, right?

By Autumn Brewington

The couple plans to lead a simple life once they say 'I do' in April. (AP)

Prince William and Kate Middleton are looking forward to married life on their own -- without help, reports the Telegraph. The couple, who first lived together in college, plan to eschew staff such as butlers and valets after they tie the knot in April.

According to the Telegraph, "The future king and queen have done everything they can to live life like any 'normal' couple during their weekends together at the Prince's rented cottage on Anglesey [Wales], doing their own shopping, cooking and cleaning.

"And although they have bodyguards on 24-hour duty protecting their isolated cottage, they have told aides they intend to carry on fending for themselves when they return home as newlyweds."

The Telegraph report smartly makes the connection to how William and Kate would be sort of following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who enjoyed a low-key existence in Malta when the Royal Navy sent the prince there after their marriage.

The article also noted that William's father, Prince Charles, was famously reported to have four personal servants help him dress each day -- with one assigned to squeeze toothpaste onto the royal toothbrush.

Bonus: Here's the Telegraph's short commentary on how Kate Middleton could one day be the first queen of England to have grown up without servants.

By Autumn Brewington  | December 27, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  Kate Middleton, Prince William, Royal family  | Tags:  Autumn Brewington  
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