Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Sleep in the Same Bed?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed over a year ago, officially becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Still, some are wondering how modern this royal couple is. Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sleep in the same bed? Do Prince William and Kate Middleton sleep in the same bed? Learn more about this royal tradition for married couples here.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Do the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sleep in the same bed?

Much of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life is kept private. That includes aspects of their living quarters and even their daily routines. When they were first wed, the couple lived in a cottage just outside of Kensington Palace, where the building had two bedrooms. Hypothetically, the two could sleep in separate rooms. However, being that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are a fairly modern couple, some speculate that the two most likely sleeps in the same bed.

Of course, there’s no solid evidence of whether or not the couple sleeps together on a daily basis. However, there is historic reasons and cultural significance as to why some pose this question.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

Historically, royal couples slept in separate beds

It’s a tradition dating back decades that royal couples slept in separate bedrooms. That includes Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Mostly, this was a practice in showcasing wealth in the British upper class. It illustrated to others that they had to room to have their individual sleeping quarters.

However, according to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, having separate bedrooms was also a practical choice. The public only discovered that the two slept in separate beds after a break-in at the Palace. According to the Daily Beast, “The break-in was said to have been facilitated by the fact that the queen insists on sleeping with the windows open — Philip prefers the windows closed, hence his desire for his own room.”

In terms of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, this couple also led pretty separate lives geographically. Reportedly, the queen’s husband had chosen to move out of Buckingham Palace after retiring from life in the public eye.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge | Photo by Peter Byrne-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Do Prince William and Kate Middleton sleep in the same bed?

Just like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the public does not know whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sleep in the same bed. Some speculate they most likely slept in the same bed. That is mostly because the publication E! Online stated that the couple broke tradition after they were first married and shared a bedroom, despite having multiple rooms in their “apartment.”

“And though there are two master bedrooms on the first floor, the Duke and Duchess are breaking with the tradition practiced by many former residents and sharing a bedroom,” E! Online wrote.

According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, “The Daily Mail reported in 2013 that after Prince William and Kate Middleton moved to London from Angelsey, Wales, where William was serving with the RAF, they missed the bed in the cottage they rented. So they tracked down the exact model from Healthbeds. After going through all that trouble, it seems pretty likely that both William and Kate would want to sleep in their new bed.”

Nothing has been confirming regarding this aspect of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s married life. This is just one of the many mysteries of the royal family.