Kate Slept Here

What was it like the night before the now Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton walked down the aisle to marry her prince? While staying at the Goring Hotel, London’s oldest privately owned hotel near Buckingham Palace, I was fortunate to take a tour of the “Royal Suite” where Kate stayed the night before the Royal Wedding.

The suite was originally built in 2010 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the hotel and was designed by top designer Russell Sage covering the entire top floor of the hotel. The Drawing Room and Dining Room are powder blue and bedrooms are champagne pink and a sage green silk from a pattern first woven over a hundred years ago. There is a beautiful balcony spanning the entire suite where Kate could get some fresh air to calm her pre-wedding nerves.

Perhaps the most unique feature of this suite is the magnificent oil painting that graces the shower…yes, the shower– safely set behind what I’m told is equivalent to airplane glass. Why did they do this? Because in a Royal Suite fit for a Princess, they can!

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