Sleep well, hope the bed bugs don"t bite! New 125,000 "Royal" mattress that"s fit for a princess goes on sale at Kensington Palace


Sleep well, hope the bed bugs don't bite! New 125,000 'Royal' mattress that's fit for a princess goes on sale at Kensington Palace

By
Leon Watson

PUBLISHED:

21:30 GMT, 19 March 2013

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UPDATED:

23:14 GMT, 19 March 2013

Blowing this much cash on just part of a bed would leave most people needing a little lie down.

And it's no wonder – at $175,000 the new 'Royal' mattress made by British manufacturer Savoir Beds is the height of opulence and definitely fit for a princess.

It is a limited edition, of which only 60 will be made, and is set to go on sale at Kensington Palace in London this week.

Fit for a princess: The $175,000 new 'Royal' mattress made by British manufacturer Savoir Beds

Fit for a princess: The $175,000 new 'Royal' mattress made by British manufacturer Savoir Beds

Limited edition: It takes more than 700 hours to make one of the mattresses

Limited edition: It takes more than 700 hours to make one of the mattresses

The mattresses take a staggering 700 hours to make.

Each one contains 'masses and masses' of curled Latin American horse tail and 'mountains' of pure Mongolian cashmere.

There is enough specially woven silk to be strung from New York to Miami and almost halfway back again (more than 1,600 miles worth).

According to Savoir Beds' managing director Alistair Hughes, the mattress is 'an investment' in your well being and it will give you a 'great night's sleep'.

'It's an investment that pays off every morning of your life,' he told CNBC.

'Ultimately what luxury is about, it's
exclusive, very much for you,' said Mr Hughes. Which is why you won't get
your night of royal rest until about 16 weeks after you place your
order.

There is enough specially woven silk to be strung from New York to Miami and almost halfway back again

There is enough specially woven silk to be strung from New York to Miami and almost halfway back again

Each one contains 'masses and masses' of curled Latin American horse tail and 'mountains' of pure Mongolian cashmere

Each one contains 'masses and masses' of curled Latin American horse tail and 'mountains' of pure Mongolian cashmere

The Royal Bed will be unveiled on Thursday at Kensington Palace, west London, as part of an exhibit of early state beds

The Royal Bed will be unveiled on Thursday at Kensington Palace, west London, as part of an exhibit of early state beds

'Of course it's a massive amount of money
and it will only appeal to the very lucky and very wealthy.

'But if
you're buying Gucci handbags, a suit from Saville Row or a Rolls Royce,
you're looking for the best. And you spend a third of your life in bed.'

Buyers can have their own family crest, initials or favorite emblem embroidered into the mattress.

The Royal Bed is inspired by 17th and 18th-century British beds, when royal bedrooms were built to impress

The Royal Bed is inspired by 17th and 18th-century British beds, when royal bedrooms were built to impress

Buyers can have their own family crest, initials or favorite emblem embroidered into the mattress

Buyers can have their own family crest, initials or favorite emblem embroidered into the mattress

Nearly finished: A workman puts the finishing touches to the 'Royal' mattress

Nearly finished: A workman puts the finishing touches to the 'Royal' mattress

The work will be done by the Royal School of Needlework, which had a significant role in making the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.

The mattress is fully customisable in size and support – each side of the bed can be made with a different firmness to make both you and your significant other as comfortable as possible.

The Royal Bed is inspired by 17th and 18th-century British beds, when royal bedrooms were built to impress.

The Royal Bed will be unveiled on Thursday at Kensington Palace, west London, as part of an exhibit of early state beds.