There have been a vast array of comments on social media that have stated that Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip sleep in separate bedrooms. How much truth is in these online comments? Well according to a Royal Autobiography, it is true, Her Majesty the Queen does sleep in a separate bedroom from her husband, Prince Phillip.
Lady Pamela Hicks, is the cousin of Her Majesty the Queen and she has stated why Her Majesty and the Duke sleep in separate bedrooms. Lady Pamela said in the Autobiography:
‘In England, the upper class always have had separate bedrooms. You don’t want to be bothered with snoring or someone flinging a leg around. Then when you are feeling cozy you share your room sometimes. It is lovely to be able to choose.’ If a monarch can’t avoid flying leg syndrome, who can?
This was a shock to many on social media that such a close couple such as Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh sleep apart. It is seemingly a longstanding tradition within the Royal household, and it is unclear if other couples within the Royal Family, presumably only the older couples may do this.
The Royal Family is an extremely private family and do not normally share details about their private lives. It is very unusual for the Royal Family to comment on personal matters. It is unclear if Her Majesty’s cousin sought permission to give details regarding the sleeping arrangements of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.