Debutantes Sophie Bonello, Lucinda Royden and Alice Palmer watch dress rehearsals.
A tiara is fitted to debutante Eli Miansarow.
Queen Charlotte's Ball is the crowning event of the London Season, a programme for a hand-picked group of girls from rich backgrounds, normally aged 17 to 20, who attend social events, take part in etiquette classes and charity fund-raising. The ball took place at the sumptuously decorated One Whitehall Place in London, and involved a special curtsying ritual and a nine-tier white cake.
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