The event is centred on debutantes: young women making their first official appearance in British upper-class society. It originally involved presenting “society girls” to the monarch and providing a forum for matching affluent young women and potential marriage partners.

The event has been held in Shanghai, Dubai, and London. This year, the event was held at Leeds Castle, in Maidstone, Kent, on September 9 — and it even involved Brigit’s Afternoon Tea onboard one of our red Routemaster buses.

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