The annual Ball of the queen Charlotte will take place in the Kensington palace
One of the best-known balls of debutants was a ball of the Queen Charlotte which was organized in the yard of the King George III in England in 1780 in honor of birthday of his spouse. The best family trees and the most beautiful girls were presented to the queen and had opportunity to get acquainted with the potential spouse. They put on white evening dresses as a symbol of purity and virginity. From this year the tradition was observed and the ball was annually held when aristocrats came back to London at the very end of a season of hunting and after long stay in the country manors, and “the London season” – some months of infinite entertainments began. “The ball of debutants” had also practical value as allowed to look after favorable parties for marriageable girls… The tradition of balls of the Queen Charlotte was carried on till 1958 and debutants were traditionally presented to the King or the Queen, and now this old good tradition revives in England again.
Ball of the queen Charlotte, 1950
On September 11, 2015 in London in the Kensington palace the traditional annual Ball of the queen Charlotte will take place.
Kensington palace in London
By tradition the ball will bring together brides from aristocratic and well-founded families from around the world. Which year is engaged in training of debutants for a ball Academy of the protocol where Somerset’s dukes, the princess Ekaterina Serbskaya and the Princess Olga Andreevna Romanova teach. They will organize a number of offside exclusive events with involvement of members of royal families of Great Britain, Europe and the Middle East which are aimed at development of self-confidence through promoting of the protocol and etiquette in modern polycultural society. Two-week courses for listeners from Europe, Russia, China and the Middle East come to an end with balls, which main objective – charity.
On a ball of the debutant try to follow all rules of a ball: a refined dress, ability to do a curtsey, to be able to dance gracefully… On a result of a ball “the debutant of year”, the best of the best gets out… By tradition she cuts “a pie of the queen Charlotte”.
“The debutant of year” cuts “a pie of the queen Charlotte”, 2014
Ball of the queen Charlotte in the London lock Highclere Castle, 2014
Listeners of 2015