|The cot / chest in which a yeoman guard|
might snatch a quick nap.
The yeoman guard's bed was basically a trunk in disguise. With the lid down, you'd barely notice it as anything other than an underwhelming piece of furniture in the guard room.
|The fireplace in the Guard Room -|
Two yeoman guards are featured in the caryatids.
|The Royal Bed of State.|
|The awe-inspiring ceiling in the State Bedchamber.|
Designed to impress!
|The view from the State Bedchamber.|
Deeper within the State Apartments we find the private rooms. It is here, in the Queen's Bedchamber. Heaven's above - this room had a lock on it and was a rare place where the royal couple might seek some privacy.
|The Queen's bed within her private rooms|
|Contrasting places to rest a weary head:|
A trunk or state bed.
Which would you prefer?