The Duchess of Cambridge chose The Goring Hotel as the place she’d spend her final night as a single woman and commoner on April 28th, 2011.
Located in Belgravia, the hotel’s proximity to Buckingham Palace has made it an easy choice for foreign royalty to stay while in London.
Jeremy Goring, whose family built the luxury hotel over a century ago, released the following statement yesterday:
“We are hugely honoured to have been appointed a Royal Warrant holder by The Queen. To be able to display Her Majesty’s coat of arms is something that the staff will be enormously proud of. Without doubt this is the most important recognition their work could ever receive. It is made all the more special for us because I believe this is the first Royal Warrant The Queen has ever granted to an hotel.”
Catherine and her family booked several rooms for the royal wedding on April 29th, 2011, and it’s believed that Her Royal Highness stayed in Royal Suite, which includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as a dining and sitting area.
A royal warrant from Her Majesty recognizes that a company regularly supplies goods and services to the royal households. The grantee is allowed to use “By Appointment” and display the royal coat of arms on their products, including stationary, ads, and other printed material on their premises and on delivery vehicles.
Watch Catherine leaving The Goring Hotel with her father, Michael Middleton below.