King Charles and Queen Camilla don't sleep in the same bed for this specific reason

King Charles and Queen Camilla have a way of being together that for some it may be odd. However, it turns out that a lot of couples also do the same to keep their relationship healthy.

King Charles and Queen Camilla don’t share a bed for a specific reason
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King Charles and Queen Camilla don’t share a bed for a specific reason

King Charles and Queen Camilla have been married since 2005 and seem to be set in their ways when it comes to their relationship. Indeed they spend a lot of time together, but just as much time away from each other.

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King Charles goes on yearly holidays to Romania without his wife, and Queen Camilla has a mansion worth £850K where she relaxes without her husband. The Royal couple also have separate bedrooms at Clarence House and surprisingly do not sleep in the same bed.

The reason for this somewhat ‘unusual’ habit has nothing to do with the state of their marriage, but simply tradition as well as health issues on King Charles’ behalf.

King Charles has back issues

As reported by the Mirror, one of the reasons that the King and Queen don’t share a bed is because King Charles suffers from back problems.

It is thought that sleeping alone helps ease His Majesty’s back pain. It is not clear what causes the back issues, but given King Charles’ advanced age - 74 - it is also not surprising that he has these kinds of issues.

Prince Harry mentioned in his memoir Spare that Charles dealt with ‘constant neck and back pain' and suggested it was due to an old polo injury.

One source told the Daily Mail:

[His Royal Highness] has a room with a double bed, decorated to his own taste, then Camilla has her own room with a double bed, decorated just the way she likes it.
In addition, they have a shared bedroom with a double bed that they can use whenever they like. The arrangement suits them perfectly.

Royal expert Joshua Rom believes that since King Charles and Queen Camilla have such hectic lives, they prefer to wind down and relax separately in their own bedrooms.

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Other Royal couples don’t sleep together

King Charles and Queen Camilla are not the only Royal couples that don’t sleep in the same bed. Indeed it is believed that Prince William and Princess Kate sleep in separate beds when they lived in Kensington, it is not said if they continued the arrangement since moving to Adelaide Cottage.

The late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip reportedly slept in different wings of the palace.

UK sex expert Tracey Cox explains that sleeping in different beds or rooms is actually really healthy for your relationship as well as your sex life, despite the stigma. Indeed most people would assume if a couple has separate beds or rooms it’s a sign that their relationship is struggling.

Sources used:

Mirror: ‘Charles and Camilla's 'secret to long marriage' is unusual bedroom arrangement’

Daily Mail: ‘Four-poster for ONE! Are separate bedrooms the secret to King Charles and Queen Camilla's happy marriage?’

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