Queens morning routine includes maid checking bathwater height, expert says

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The Queen has very specific demands when she’s washing in the morning – and her maid must make sure there is not a drop more than seven inches of water in the bathtub, a book claims.

Her Majesty, unlike many people in the UK, is said to not be a fan of showers and would much rather a relaxing soak to start the day.

Royal author Brian Hoey said the monarch has a cup of tea after first waking up.

Whilst the tea is being made, one of the Palace’s staff members prepares the bath to the exact request of the Queen.

But the height of the water isn’t the only specific demand – the 95-year-old likes the heat to be perfect too.

The expert author explained to theDaily Mail: "While Her Majesty is enjoying her first cup of tea, her maid will go into the adjoining bathroom to draw the bath.

“(It) has to be exactly the right temperature: tested with a wooden-cased thermometer, and no more than seven inches of water."

Throughout the soak, her dresser Angela Kelly gets the Queen’s outfit together and sorts her hair out before breakfast.

Princess Margret was also said to prefer a bath, and author Craig Brown once revealed the reason why the Windsors have the habit.

He told W magazine: "She always took a bath because she and other royals believe ‘showers are for people who are rushing out the door to get to work’.”

Similar to Margret and Her Majesty, Prince Charles is said to be very picky whilst bathing.

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Former butler Paul Burrell, famous for working closely with the late Princess Diana in the 1990s, spoke about his habits to Amazon Prime's documentary Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm.

The old royal insider admitted: "The water temperature has to be just tepid, and only half full.”

He said the plug had to be put in a certain way, and the towel had to be arranged at his request.

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