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Royal wedding: Kate Middleton has two bachelorette parties in the works

March 14, 2011 |  6:59 pm

Middleton-bachelorette-hen-party As the March days melt away, leading ever closer to Kate Middleton and Prince William's April 29 wedding, traditional prenuptial events are in the works -- including Kate's bachelorette party, or "hen night," as they call it across the pond.

Middleton's maid of honor, sister Pippa, is in the midst of planning two evenings of fun to mark the end of Kate's single days -- one grown-up and sexy event in London, and one family affair at the girls' family estate in Bucklebury, Berkshire, South England. 

"Everything is shrouded in secrecy," a source rather predictably told UK paper the Daily Mail. "As well as the party in Bucklebury, Pippa has booked four venues in London. None of the girls know where they will be going –- and won't until the actual day."

Booking several venues is a common practice to throw off prying paparazzi and loose-lipped staffers for their night on the town. As for the home turf celebration, the report says it will have a "Dirty Dancing" theme.

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Photo: Kate Middleton enjoys one of her first tours of royal duty in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images