When Kate Middleton dreams about her “I do” the night before her wedding, she will be sleeping in a four-poster bed in the aptly-named Royal Suite at The Goring Hotel.
An architectural neighbor of Buckingham Palace, The Goring Hotel has been linked to the lives of London’s elite for more than a century. Over the years the 5-star sanctuary has welcomed Queen Mary, who often took tea at the hotel with her Lady in Waiting, the honorable Violet d’Arcy; a princes at the time, the future Queen Elizabeth II dined with her sister Princess Margaret and the King and Queen at The Goring when peace was declared in 1945; The Goring’s pastry chefs concocted a christening cake in 1948 in celebration of the new addition to the royal family, Prince Charles, and in 1953 the regal retreat opened its doors for foreign royalty as London celebrated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Before she steps into her future as the wife of Prince William, Kate Middleton can take a step back in time during her stay in the Royal Suite, which features a framed phototype of the silk wedding dress donned by her soon to be husband’s ancestor Queen Victoria on the day she became the bride to Prince Albert.
As for Prince William’s accommodations for April 28th, Miss Middleton’s prospective groom will follow in his late mother’s footsteps by spending the night in Clarence House.
For more information about The Goring Hotel:
- visit www.thegoring.com
Take a peek inside The Goring Hotel in the following video: