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Kate revisits The Goring hotel for its 105th birthday celebrations

March 2, 2015
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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, returned to The Goring Hotel on Monday for their 105th birthday celebrations. Following her visit Kate was seen leaving the prestigious hotel, where she famously spent her last night before marrying Prince William in 2011.

The Duchess, who is almost eight months pregnant with her second child, highlighted her growing bump in a floral dress from Erdem. She dressed for the sunny March weather with no coat and bare legs, while her hair was worn down in loose waves.

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Kate visited The Goring hotel on Monday

Kate's bump looked noticeably bigger since her last engagement in Staffordshire and the West Midlands in February. Her visit was not part of her official duties, and according to Kensington Palace she was attending in a private capacity after receiving a personal invite from the hotel.

The Duchess made the visit alone because her husband Prince William is currently on an official tour of China.

The Goring Hotel closed for a "designer renovation" in January ahead of their landmark celebrations, before reopening a month later. It was the first time in the prestigious hotel's history that it ever closed, after staying open throughout both World Wars.

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The Duchess stayed at the hotel with her family the night before her wedding in 2011

No doubt Kate would have been treated to a tour of the refurbished hotel, which has seen four interior designers collaborate to redesign the suites, bar and lounge, terrace and dining room.

The Duchess is incredibly familiar with the Belgravia hotel, after staying there ahead of her wedding to Prince William almost four years ago. Kate was joined by her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, and siblings Pippa and James Middleton at the five star hotel on the eve of her nuptials.

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The Goring is celebrating its 105th birthday

The Royal Wedding Party stayed in the fifth-floor, five bedroom Royal apartments – and Kate famously gave the world the first glimpse at her Alexander McQueen wedding dress when she left the hotel for Westminster Abbey.

Other royals to have stayed in the hotel include the Queen Mother and Queen Mary, while Queen Elizabeth also took advantage of The Goring's superior pastry chefs to bake Prince Charles' christening cake.

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