The Sleep Habits of King Charles

The Sleep Habits of King Charles


Ah, King Charles’ coronation – a grand event that will surely go down in history. As we all know, the British Royal Family is no stranger to grandiose ceremonies and fraught relationships - this one will be no exception.  But, if you were looking to read more about Diana, Camilla and Charles' illicit affairs, you may be sadly disappointed. 


We at Ultramatic have always been intrigued about the link between royalty and bedding. In fact, most of us sleep on a Queen or King. And, some of our staff even claim to have royal ancestry.  Like the princess in the fairy tale "Princess and the Pea", they have a keen ability to understand mattress firmness levels.

So have you ever stopped to wonder about how King Charles and the royals actually sleep? Fear not, for we have delved deep into the history of how the Royal Family sleeps, and let me tell you, while it’s not a fairy tale, it's quite fascinating!

First off, let’s talk about the mattress situation. Believe it or not, the Royal Family sleeps on the same type of mattress in all their homes and palaces. Yes, you read that right – the same mattress. It’s a 14" thick, custom-made, hand-stitched mattress made by a centuries-old British bedding company. Now, if you’re thinking, “Wow, that must be one comfy mattress,” think again. According to sources, the mattress is not very pressure-relieving, overheats, and contains more horsehair than you've probably encountered in your life.


Now, let’s move on to the sleeping arrangements. As shown in the Netflix series "The Crown", you may already know that the Royals sleep in separate beds. This practice dates back to the Victorian era, when it was believed that sharing a bed could lead to improper thoughts and behaviors. Plus, with all the fancy robes and crowns, there’s just not enough room for two in one bed.

But don’t let the separate beds fool you, the Royals still prioritize a good night’s sleep. Each bed is outfitted with 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. And let me tell you, those sheets are fit for a king or queen – or both, if they’re feeling especially cozy.


Now, back to "Grandpa Wales", as King Charles is known to his grandchildren. With all the excitement and pageantry, it’s hard to imagine Grandpa Wales getting any sleep the night before his coronation. But fear not, for I have it on good authority that he will be tucked into his luxury mattress, with his high thread count sheets pulled up to his chin, dreaming of the crown jewels, gardening, and cucumber sandwiches.


In conclusion, the sleeping habits of the Royal Family may seem a bit odd to us commoners, but hey, they’ve been doing it this way for centuries. And who are we to argue with tradition?

So, the next time you’re getting ready for a momentous event, think about King Charles and how he prepared for his big day: by enjoying a night of regal slumber in his luxurious King mattress.