As well as promising to love, comfort, honour and keep – the royal couple also insisted they would do their own shopping, cooking and getting ready for work.

But just weeks after their spectacular wedding, Prince William and his new wife Kate are advertising for household servants to help them with the more mundane aspects of day-to-day life.

The newlyweds are looking for a housekeeper, butler, valet and dresser to assist them when staying at their new London apartment at Kensington Palace.

The advert, which has been posted up in Buckingham Palace, said applicants must be friendly, patient and good at the job.

The roles have been described as a ‘balancing act’ because they combine helping the couple on a personal level, while not becoming too familiar.

The Duchess, 29, will personally interview the hopefuls and wants to have them in position before the couple fly out to Canada on June 30 for their first official overseas trip.

The new recruits will be based in London and will not be required when the Duke and Duchess return to their home in Anglesey, where William is based as an RAF rescue pilot.

A source at Buckingham Palace told the Daily Mirror: ‘The whole place is buzzing with excitement. Lots of people will want these prestigious jobs.

The royals always like to promote existing staff rather than bring in people from outside.

‘This is a golden opportunity for someone to be in at the beginning of William and Kate’s working and domestic lives.’

A valet would have come in useful on Saturday when William, 28, went straight from rehearsals for the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London to the Derby race at Epsom Downs, Surrey.

He had to change from his Guards uniform with a bearskin into a top hat and tails for the racing.

A dresser with ‘impeccable’ fashion sense will also be required, especially with Kate’s quick ascendancy to style icon.

Those applying for the roles may hope they can emulate other royal servants who have become close confidants to the family.

The Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, 60, is the daughter of a Liverpool docker and has been awarded the Royal Victorian Order and lives in a grace and favour house at Windsor.

Despite their backgrounds being so different, the Queen once told her: ‘We could be sisters.’

Source: Daily mail