QUEEN CHARLOTTE BALL
The debutante season and "coming out" has its roots in the 18th century when around 1780 the King, George III, held a ball for his wife’s birthday.
The ball is known as the Queen Charlotte's Ball and it was proposed that the well bred and prettiest girls should attend to be presented at court to the Queen, in order that they could meet a suitable marriage partner, usually the brothers of the debs and known as the "debs delights". Also see Berkeley Dress Show.
Burke's Peerage's guide to Royalty
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