Annual Queen Charlotte's Debutante Ball

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Debutantes use their smart phones to photograph themselves as they... News PhotoAnticipation,Arrival,Cultures,Debutante,England,Guest,Horizontal,Human Interest,London - England,Photograph,Royal Courts of Justice,Telephone,UK,Well-dressedPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Debutantes use their smart phones to photograph themselves as they await the arrival of guests during the Queen Charlotte's Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice on October 26, 2013 in London, England. Queen Charlotte's Ball is the pinnacle event in the London Season. The London Season is rich in history and was formed over two hundred years ago when the custom of returning to London at the end of the hunting season was celebrated with glittering balls and high society events. The modern group of meticulously selected debutantes continue the tradition and celebrate their year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes and debut at The Queen Charlotte's Ball. The young ladies, usually aged between 17 and 20 and wearing designer dresses, attend the grand ball where they are presented to guests and curtsey to the Queen Charlotte Cake. King George III introduced the Queen Charlotte's Ball in 1780 to celebrate his wife's birthday and debutantes were traditionally presented to the King or Queen until 1958. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)