It was the place where Catherine Middleton spent her last night both as a commoner and as a single woman.
Just before 11am on April 29th, 2011, Middleton exited The Goring Hotel through a long white tent and into the Queen’s 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI.
From there, she and her father made the journey to Westminster Abbey, where the girl from Bucklebury would marry the second-in-line to the British throne.
The Goring Hotel, a short distance from Buckingham Palace, was appointed a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen in 2013 for hospitality of services.
Royal warrants are granted to people or companies who have regularly supplied goods or services for a minimum of five consecutive years to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales.
The Goring has been serving the royal family for years; the Queen Mother was a fan, as were visiting royals who attended the coronations of George VI and Elizabeth II.
In March, the luxury hotel invited the Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate their 105th birthday. Catherine, then pregnant with Princess Charlotte, attended the event wearing an Erdem dress and Alexander McQueen navy pumps.
Yesterday, The Goring shared photos of Her Royal Highness arriving at the hotel while the Coldstream Guards played outside, as well as one of Catherine chatting with other guests.
According to What Kate Wore, Catherine grabbed a brush at one point during the party and painted a small portion of the Fromental wallpaper, commissioned by the hotel.
Kensington Palace told the Daily Express at the time that this was not a public engagement for Catherine.
Rather, she chose to attend in private after receiving a personal invitation from the hotel, which reopened after undergoing refurbishments since January.