My flags are out, the Pimms is chilled and my TV is set for Harry and Meghan’s special day. Forget wondering what her dress will be like though, turn your thoughts to the royal bedchamber.
We’ve seen pictures of royal beds through the centuries and they’re pretty darned glamorous. Silken tassles, gold brocade and sumptuous pillows piled one upon another on an antique walnut four-poster bed – looks stunning but probably, in fact pretty darned uncomfortable.
The bedrooms in Windsor Castle – where the royal couple will spend their wedding night – surely can’t be as old inside though. I can’t imagine Meghan (or Kate, for that matter) putting up with horsehair mattresses and stuffy moth-balled fabrics. In all likelihood the royals will go a little more modern with a bit more emphasis on relaxation and luxury than on tradition.
So what bedding would we choose for the royal bedchamber then? Well, it goes without saying that they’d need a duvet of the highest quality and a 100% goose down duvet would gloriously fit the bill. We reviewed a stunning luxury white goose down duvet from The White Company a while back and what with their own royal family, we feel that’s appropriate for the occasion. ‘Fit for a King or Queen’ we wrote when we tried it, so what could be more perfect? Although out of many people’s duvet budget, it’s definitely one to get if you have the cash to splash. Silk though shouldn’t be ignored. Silk duvets and eiderdowns are an old-fashioned luxury that just can’t be surpassed, so maybe a natural hand-finished Mulberry silk duvet (surprisingly only just over £100) would be an indulgence for the newly weds.
A pair of John Lewis’s British Goose Down Pillows would do the trick for the royal couple to rest their heads. You can’t get a lot more patriotic than John Lewis + British Goose Down: none of your ‘European’ down here, thank you very much. We’ve reviewed them on our sister-site here and they’re just about as good as you can get.
But what about us? How can us lowly peasants get royal in the bedroom? Well, there’s a shockingly good range of patriotic bedding out there now. With union jack duvet covers, pillowcases, or even crowns and coronets if that’s your thing there’s a bit of a bargain below. Alternatively, there’s always just wearing the crown jewels but that’s quite a different article!