Queen Charlotte’s Ball Sees Debutantes Curtsey to 8-Foot Cake

Queen Charlotte’s Ball, an event steeped in over two hundred years worth of history, debuted 22 new debutantes on Sunday.

The debutantes wore white couture ball gowns, provided to them on a complimentary basis.

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Source: The London Season

Once the “most important ball of the social calendar,” the annual event took place at One Whitehall Place, a “prestigious” wedding venue along the River Thames.

Debutante's pictured at the 2021 annual Queen Charlotte's Ball.

The London Season has a “very rich history.”

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The ball is hosted by The London Season, a non-profit, in partnership with Harrods. Each debutante gets a complimentary white couture gown, jewelry, and hairdressing on the big day.

Debutante's attending the 2021 annual Queen Charlotte's Ball.

Another plus is the free transport.

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But the glitz and glam comes with decades of history – the ball was founded in 1780 by King George III in honor of his wife Queen Charlotte and was customarily held at the “end of hunting season.”

Debutante's ascend a staircase at the 2021 annual Queen Charlotte's Ball.

King George III first launched the ball to raise money for a new maternity hospital.

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Before the ball took place, debutantes raised funds for The Honeypot, the charity supported by the London Society, in a variety of ways including baking, an art auction, and a charity walk.

Debutante's pose for pictures at the 2021 annual Queen Charlotte's Ball.

Out of the 22 debutantes selected for this year’s ball, some raised money for charity through art auctions and bake sales.

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Source: The London Season

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