And because each and every day new evidence reveals the royal family are just like us, snippets from an interview with Express confirm the Duchess of Cambridge adhered to this breakup ritual when she and Prince William split briefly in 2007.
In the interview, Kate reveals that she hopped on a plane to Dublin just days after the split for some quality time with her mum, Carole Middleton.
In Kate and Will's 2010 engagement interview, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened up about their brief split in March of 2007.
During the interview Kate admitted while the months apart were probably necessary, she wasn't on board at the time.
"I think I at the time wasn't very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person," she said.
"You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realised, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn't think it at the time. Looking back on it."
Will, who suggested the break, explained that he 'needed space to find himself'.
"We were both very young," he said.
"It was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up, and so it was just sort of a bit of space and a bit of things like that and it worked out for the better."
During their Kate's stay in Dublin, she and her mum were pictured visiting the National Gallery of Ireland and were joined by some of Kate's girlfriends.
If they're anything like us, they probably had a few teary conversations over several bottles of wine (or pints of Guinness?).