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NOSTALGIA / SOCIAL HISTORY /

GENEALOGY RESEARCH

The LOST Age of the DEBUTANTES

RARE 1935 VINTAGE 

COLLECTABLE EPHEMERA

QUEEN CHARLOTTE’S

Eight Annual Birthday Ball

 for Debutantes

In Aid of the maintenance

of England’s largest Maternity Hospital

(Patron: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN)

Thursday June 13th 1935

PROGRAMME

 
DETAILS:
 
1744 1935
C.R
 
Ball President: THE LADY HOWARD DE WALDEN
Vice-President: THE DUCHESS OF RUTLAND
 
Joint Chairmen of the Committee:
CLARE COUNTESS COWLEY,
MRS. SHUTTLEWORTH,
LADY VERNEY
and a Committee of One Hundred and Ninety
 
Organizer:
W. SEYMOUR LESLIE
 
    
TIME-TABLE
 
8 P.M    DINNER
   
8.50 P.M     MAIDS summoned to assemble
 
9.5 P.M     ROYAL CAKE CEREMONY
H.R.H PRINCESS ALICE
COUNTESS OF ATHLONE
(great-great-granddaughter of Queen Charlotte)
will cut the Birthday Cake,
illuminated by 191 candles.
 
9.30 P.M     DANCING to “Queen Charlotte’s Dance Orchestra”
(see Dance Programme)
 
10.15 P.M     ” FUN DEPARTMENT”
opened with 
Treasure Dip and Amusements
 
11.15 P.M     CABARET from Grosvenor House Restaurant
 
11.30 to 2.30 A.M     BUFFET SUPPER will be available without charge
for all who have dined,
while hot breakfast dishes (extra)
can be purchased if desired
from the waiters at 3/6 d. each.
 
Full menu hot Supper served during same hours
to those with Supper tickets.
 
 2.30 A.M    GOD SAVE THE KING
 
 
 
This is just to remind you
that if you will telephone Lilian Mayle
at the Cyclax Salon (Mayfair 0054)
you may make an appointment
with her at any time for a free consultation
on any beauty matter. 
 
 
ROYAL CAKE CEREMONY
H.R.H. PRINCESS ALICE, COUNTESS OF ATHLONE
 
Dames d’ Honneur
THE LADY MARY STRICKLAND
THE HON. MRS. JAMES LINDSAY
 
Maitresse de Ceremonie: MISS SYLVIA HOBDAY
 
Maids of Honour (1935 debutantes):
 
Miss Phillipa Anderson
Miss Josephine Angas
Miss Juliet Arbuthnot
Miss Penelope Astley-Rushton
Miss Felicity Bailey
Miss Margaret Balfour
Miss Cynthia Barlow
Miss Cecilia Margaret Barr
Miss Johneen Bartholomew
Miss Agela Barwick
Miss Joan Bates
Miss Vivien Beamish
Miss Margaret Beaumont
Miss Julia Benn
Countess Brydgytte Bentick
Miss Margaret Bickersteth
Miss Rachel Bingham
Miss Brenda Blackman
Miss Cressida Bonham Carter
Hon. Mary Boot
Miss Dorothy Borwick
Hon. Nancy Bowes-Lyon
Miss Rosemary Bromley
Miss ynthia Brown
Miss Daphne Brownlow
Miss Amber Bushell
Miss Audrey Butler
Miss Anne Campbell
Miss Mary Campbell
Miss Florence Candler Cobb
Hon. Elizabeth Carington
Miss Pamela Chance
Miss Moyra Charlton
Miss Elizabeth Charrington
Miss Gloria Congreve
Miss Anne Coryton
Miss Isobel Costley-White
Miss Rosemary Cox
Miss Colette Cregan
Miss Christine Cripps
Miss Joan Cripps
Miss Joan Cull
Miss Susan Cuthbertson
Miss Helen Daly
Miss Christina Dawkins
Miss Gillian Dearmer
Miss Joan de Burgh Whyte
Miss Noelle de Pentheney O’Kelly
Miss Averil de Zoete
Miss Patricia Drake
Miss Suzanne de Boulay
Miss Renee du Plessis
Miss Jacqueline Swinnerton-Dyer
Miss Abbie Dynon
Miss Daphne Duke
Miss Muriel Evans
Miss Brenda Evans
Miss Beryl Evans
Miss Angela Fenwick
Miss Pamela Fisher
Miss Nesta Fitzgerald
Miss Pam Flatau
Miss Monica Forbes
Miss Mary Weld-Forester
Miss Rosamund Foster
Miss Jacqueline Fox
Miss Mary Fuller
Miss Sheila Gibson
Miss Ruth Greenwell
Miss Prudence Green-Wilkinson
Miss Rosemary Grosvenor
Miss Agela Grotrian
Miss Anne Gurney
Miss Patricia Haggie
Miss Pamela Hall
Miss Patricia Hambro
Miss Mry Hamilton
Miss Maud Hamilton
Miss Wendy Haviland
Miss Beryl Heasman
Miss Anne Hely-Hutchinson
Miss Raymonde Heygate
Miss Tcina Hippisley-Coxe
Miss Sheila Holroyde
Miss Anne Hope
Miss Mry Joyce Horniman
Miss Christian Howard
Miss Virginia Hughes-Onslow
Miss Pamela Hunter
Miss Phyllis Hunter
Miss Judy Hutchinson
Miss Agnes Celestria King
Miss Priscilla Lambert
Miss Pamela Law
Miss Sandra Lee
Miss Lavender Lee Warner
Hon. Barbara Legge
Miss Joan Legh-Jones
Miss Joan Leigh
Miss Joyce Leigh
Miss Mary Leigh
Miss Gwyneth Leon-Jone
Miss Marie Leon-Jone
Miss Judith Leslie- Melville
Miss Barbara Lindsay
Miss Joyce Llewellyn
Miss Pamela Longuet-Higgins
Miss Louisa McDonnell
Miss Jean MacKenzie
Miss Mildred McKinney
Miss Fiona MacPherson
Miss Ann Maitland
Lady Isobel Manners
Miss Veronica Mansfield
Miss Jean Martineau
Miss Angela Miller-Mundy
Hon. Penelope Mills
Miss Elizabeth Mitchell
Hon. Jessica Mitford
Miss Esther Molloy
Miss Susan Montgomerie- Charrington
Miss Elaine Morier
Miss Anne Hope-Morley
Hon. Elspeth Hope-Morley
Miss Ann Mounsey
Miss Jeanne Musgrave
Miss Cecily Nevill
Miss Patricia Newman
Miss Diana Nicholl
Miss Patience Nicholl
Miss Lesley Noble
Miss Pansy Nutting
Miss Helen O’Loughlin
Miss Celia Paget
Miss Felicity Pardoe
Miss Jane Peploe
Miss Elizabeth Phillips
Miss Sonia Quilter
Miss Diana Radclyffe
Miss Claire Ramsbotham
Miss Eileen Rhodes
Miss Louise Riviere
Miss Primula Rollo
Miss Frances Ronalds
Miss Mary Rouse-Boughton
Miss Iris Ryle
Miss Joy Salmond
Miss Diana Severne
Hon. Victoria Stanley
Miss Valerie Stokes
Miss Jane Thompson
Miss Margaret Thorne
Miss Ina Tollemache
Miss Pamela Bowring Toms
Lady Elizabeth Townsend
Miss Helen Trefusis
Miss Joan Tuck
Miss Diana Tufton
Miss Betty Tweedy
Miss Valentine Uzielli
Miss Charmian van Raalte
Miss Theresa Villiers
Miss Wenda Ward-Jackson
Miss Bridget Wilkinson
Miss Peggy Wilson
Miss Molly Wilson
Miss Clemency Wood
Miss Mffanwy Wynne Finch
Hon. Lydia Yarde-Buller
 
 
Maids-in-Waiting (1933/4 debutantes):
 
Miss Merlin Allen
Miss Caroline Andreae
Miss Yvonne Anson
Miss Joan Baker
Miss Corisande Bellew
Miss Maureen Bevis
Miss Pamela Blake
Miss Pamela Bland
Miss Doris Blunt
Miss Anne Borrer
Miss Caroline Bowes-Lyon
Miss Susan Briggs
Miss Jonne Briscoe-George
Miss Anne Bromley
Miss Rohays Burnett
Miss Monica Buxton
Miss Nell Campbell
Miss Phyllis Caulcutt
Miss Diana Chaloner
Miss Wendy Chance
Lady Frances Cole
Miss Margot Cruickshank
Miss Pamela Cuthbertson
Miss Lavender Dawnay
Miss Priscilla Egerton- Warburton
Miss Charmian Fane
Miss Dorothy Fane
Miss Patricia Gilbert- Lodge
Miss Guinevere Grant
Miss Venetia Green
Miss Jean Hamilton
Miss Lettice Harris
Lady Georgina Hay
Miss Anne Hoare
Miss Susan Holleborne
Miss Diana Horniman
Miss Lisba Hunter
Miss Theodora Instone
Miss Elspeth Ironside
Miss Barbara Jones
Miss Pamela Kennedy
Miss Joyce Kidston
Miss Pamela Kingsmill
Miss Sheila Kinsman
Hon. Pearl Lawson- Johnston
Miss Barbara Lebus
Miss Monique Leonard
Miss Diana Levison
Miss Daphne Lewis
Miss Ursula Livingstone- Learmonth
Miss Patience Low
Miss Margaret MacKenzie
Miss Catherine Maitland
Lady Ursula Manners
Miss Angela Manning
Miss Jessica Mann- Thompson
Miss Rosemary Masefield
Miss Jean Monro
Miss Vivienne Parker
Miss Julian Petherick
Miss Angela Ramsden-Jodrell
Miss Rosemary Rowley Conwy
Miss Sylvia Rapozo
Miss Sylvia Ryle
Hon. Priscilla Scott- Ellis
Miss Alison Stephenson
Miss Bettine Tollemache
Miss Susan Torrey
Miss Ursula Waldron
Miss Denise Weisweiller
Lady Cecilia Wellesley
Miss Hazel Wilkie
Miss Roshnara Wingfield- Stratford
 
 The Thanks of Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital
are due to:
H.R.H Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
for so graciously attending and cutting the Cake:
and to
The Officers and Joint Chairmen and the Members of the Committee;
The Dames d’Honneur;
The Maids-in-Waiting and the Maids of Honour;
Miss Farr and her helpers in selling programmes;
Mrs. Morgan Griffiths and her helpers in selling carnations;
Miss Mary Pitcairn and her helpers in the “Fun Department”
CYCLAX LTD. for their very generous contribution and splendid co-operation
and especially for their gifts to the Maids. 
SIR HENRY B. BARTON for generously providing the lovely wreath
for the Maids of Honour.
GROSVENOR HOUSE RESTAURANT & MR. FELIX FERRY
for providing the Cabaret;
JACKSONS OF PICCADILLY for providing the Cake.
CELANESE LTD for providing the Ribbons
 
DANCE PROGRAMME
“QUEEN CHARLOTTE’S DANCE ORCHESTRA”
( A specially augmented band of 27 will play)
Leader: AL. LESLIE
EXTRA
1 WEIN….
2 LIFE IS A SONG
3 BLUE MOON
4 IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER
5 MARCH WINDS AND APRIL SHOWERS
6 VIENNESE WALTZ ( GOLD AND SILVER)
7 SOMEONE TO SEW YOUR BUTTONS ON
8 EASTER PARADE
9 THERE WON’T BE ANY SPRING
10 LULLABY OF BROADWAY
11 LITTLE WHITE GARDENIA
12 JUMPING JACK
13 GLAMOROUS NIGHTS (WALTZ)
14 YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
15 BELIEVE IT BELOVED
16 I WAS LUCKY
17 MEDLEY- JOHN PEEL
 
 
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READING SUPPLEMENT:

 

Queen Charlotte’s Ball

    
  

The Queen Charlotte’s Ball is an annual British debutante ball

The ball was founded in 1780 by George III as a birthday celebration in honour of his wife, 

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, for whom the ball is named. 

The Queen Charlotte’s Ball originally served as a fundraiser

for the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital

The annual ball continued after Queen Charlotte’s death in 1818,

but was criticised by the British royal family

in the 1950s and 1960s and folded in 1976.

It was revived in the 21st century by Jenny Hallam-Peel,

a former debutante, who shifted its focus from entering high society

to teaching business skills, networking, and etiquette,

and fundraising for charities.

Debutantes being presented curtsey

to a large birthday cake in honour of Queen Charlotte.

History

    

The Queen Charlotte’s Ball is named after

 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz,

a German princess who, as the wife of George III,

was the Queen consort of Great BritainIreland, and Hanover.

   

The first ball was hosted in 1780 by George III

in honour of Queen Charlotte’s birthday.[1][2]

The Queen stood next to a giant birthday cake

and debutantes curtseyed to her.[3] 

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz funded a London women’s hospital, 

later named the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital

with funds raised from the ball.[2][4]

The ball, which continued to take place annually

in celebration of the queen’s birthday,

became the premier debutante ball of the London Season.[5]

   

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

   

After Queen Charlotte’s death in 1818, 

the ball continued to be hosted

by the British sovereign and consort.

Young women from noble and gentry families

were presented as debutantes to the royal court.

After being presented at court,

debutantes were allowed to partake

in all the exclusive social diversions of high society:

attending parties, balls, and horse races,

and being eligible for marriage.

Debutantes presented at Queen Charlotte’s Ball

would curtsey to the reigning sovereign

as he or she stood beside a large birthday cake.[3][6][7]

 

In the late 1950s the Duke of Edinburgh

referred to the ball as “bloody daft”

and insisted that it no longer be held at Buckingham Palace.[8]

Princess Margaret reportedly disapproved of the ball

(she is said to have complained that:

“Every tart in London is getting in”),

particularly that candidates were bribing former debutantes

to sponsor them, as a sponsorship was required in order to participate.[9][10]

   

In 1958 Elizabeth II announced

she would no longer have debutantes presented at court.

In the 1960s and 1970s the participation in debutante balls

around the United Kingdom dropped,

leading to the Queen Charlotte’s Ball folding in 1976.[3]

   

21st-century revival

   

The Queen Charlotte’s Ball was revived

in the early 21st century by Jenny Hallam-Peel,

a former debutante, who works as an attorney

and runs a company called The London Season.[11] 

    

Peter Townend, social editor of Tatler,

reportedly asked Hallam-Peel to “keep the Season alive”

prior to his death in 2001.

She began touring London’s elite private day schools

and selecting students as debutante recruits.[3]

The modern ball’s focus shifted from entering high society

to teaching business skills, networking, etiquette,

and fundraising for charities.

While originally exclusive to members

of the British nobility and gentry,

the ball now includes debutantes from the British upper middle class

and from foreign countries.

    

Many debutantes are from Eastern Europe and Asia.[10]

Debutantes are required to be preparing for

or already enrolled at a university.[3]

The debutantes are also required to partake

in the traditional London season,

including the Henley Royal RegattaRoyal Ascot,

and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.[3]

    

They are trained in etiquette

that involves protocol and diplomacy,

foreign orders of precedence

and the orders of precedence in the United Kingdom,

seating arrangements, invitations, gifts,

 titles and forms of address,

flag protocol, honours and decorations,

and ranks of the British peerage.[10]

   

The ball, no longer hosted by the monarch,

is officially hosted by John Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset,

and Judith-Rose, Duchess of Somerset,

with Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and

Princess Olga Andreevna Romanoff serving as royal patrons.[3][12] 

Rather than curtsey to a monarch,

the debutantes curtsey to the birthday cake itself.[6]

Each year one debutante is selected as “Debutante of the Year”

and she cuts the cake with a ceremonial sword.[2]

Since its revival, the ball has been hosted at

 Dartmouth HouseLeeds CastleKensington Palace,

and the Royal Courts of Justice.[2][6][8]

   

The Queen Charlotte’s Ball partnered with

the Shanghai International Debutante Ball

to organize its events from 2012 until 2016.[12]

   

In 2015 Rachel Yeoh and Michelle Yeoh

became the first Malaysians to make their debut

at Queen Charlotte’s Ball.[13]

    

 

Source: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Charlotte%27s_Ball

 

Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License;

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