London’s Mandarin Orient Hotel at Hyde Park was the venue for a glittering pre-wedding dinner. Numerous royals were present at the dinner including the groom’s grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and his daughters, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, etc. Also present from the European continent were the Queen of Denmark; Queen Sofia of Spain and her son and daughter-in-law, the Prince and Princess of the Asturias; the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, , Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband, Prince Daniel, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, etc. Prince William and Catherine Middleton did not attend. Catherine spent the night with her family at the Goring Hotel while Prince William spent the evening at Clarence House.