Royal bedchambers: 30 most luxurious bedrooms at royal castles and palaces


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Royal castles and palaces have always been associated with luxury. Castles of the Loire valley, Versailles Palace, Neuschwanstein castle, Schloss Esterhazy and many others have long ago become synonymous with the wealth and power of rulers. Palace parquet flooring, tapestries, art collections, chic furniture and delightful interior items will leave no one indifferent. Here not only were official receptions, balls and feasts held. Within these walls were court intrigues and the fate of entire kingdoms was decided.

However, monarchs, like any other people, needed rest. Royal bedchambers are a place not only for relaxation, but also for receiving visitors, so here the monarch paid special attention to the atmosphere, appearance and comfort.

King Henry VIII bedchamber, Hever Castle

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King’s apartments, Palace of Versailles

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Marie-Antoinette’s Bedroom, Palace of Versailles

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Marie-Antoinette’s Bedroom, Château of Fontainebleau

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Diane de Poitiers’ Bedroom, Château de Chenonceau

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Catherine de’ Medici’s room, Château de Chenonceau

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Ludwig II of Bavaria bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle

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Lady Bute’s Bedroom, Castell Coch (South Wales)

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Bedroom at Castle Oliver

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The State Bedroom, Harewood House (Yorkshire)

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Royal bedchamber, Château of Fontainebleau

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Bedroom of the Prince, Schloss Esterhazy

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Louis XIV ceremonial bedroom, Château de Chambord

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Salon de Mercure, Palace of Versailles

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Bedroom in Sagredo Palace (circa 1720), Venice

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Bedroom at Inquisitor’s palace in Vittoriosa (Birgu), Malta

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Varvara’s bedroom at Menshikov Palace

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Bedchamber of the Dauphin, Palace of Versailles

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Bedroom at Pavlovsky Palace, St.Petersburg

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Bedroom of Teresa Kunegunda Sobieska, Nymphenburg Palace

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Lady Georgiana’s Bedroom, Castle Howard (North Yorkshire)

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Bedroom at Vianden Castle, Luxembough

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Bedroom at Château de Pau, France

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Royal bedroom at Herrenchiemsee Palace, Bavaria

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State Bedroom at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

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The Queen’s bedroom at Château de Blois, France

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Five Queen’s Bedroom at Château de Chenonceau, France

Photo: By Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada (France-001603 – Five Queen’s Bedroom) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Mary Stuart bedroom at Het Loo Palace, Netherlands

Photo: By Hans A. Rosbach (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 


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