2 But he went only as far as the king’s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it.

Read Esther 4:2 Using Other Translations

And came even before the king's gate: for none might enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.
He went up to the entrance of the king's gate, for no one was allowed to enter the king's gate clothed in sackcloth.
He went as far as the gate of the palace, for no one was allowed to enter the palace gate while wearing clothes of mourning.