Kate Middleton in luxury hotel ahead of wedding

Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:54am EDT
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By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton joined her future husband's brother on Friday for a rehearsal ahead of her wedding to Prince William in two weeks time, officials confirmed.

Middleton, Prince Harry, who is William's best man, along with the bridesmaids and page boys took part in the practice for the couple's big day on April 29th at Westminster Abbey.

William was unable to attend because he was working, said a spokesman for his office, St James's Palace, adding that it was not the first rehearsal nor the last.

"There will be more rehearsals between now and the wedding day. Some will involve the couple, some won't," he said.

Meanwhile, officials also announced that Middleton will spend her last night as a commoner in a five-star hotel next door to Buckingham Palace.

Middleton's close family including her parents and sister Pippa, her maid of honor, will also stay at the luxury family-owned Goring hotel in central London the night before the April 29th wedding.


She will stay in the largest and most opulent suite at the hotel which recently underwent a makeover to celebrate last year's centenary.   Continued...

<p>Flags are seen flying outside the Goring Hotel in London in this April 13, 2011 file photograph. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files</p>