In London, the Russian Ball under the patronage of Princess Romanova
• In London, the Russian Ball under the patronage of Princess Romanova
Last weekend in London for the fourth time was the Russian Ball under the patronage of Princess Olga Andreevna Romanova - grandniece of Emperor Nicholas II, the daughter of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich Romanov and his second wife, Princess Nadine Sylvia Ada. Ball was held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair.
The target audience of the ball organizers called ambitious women with a good education, belonging to the upper middle class. On the debutante ball came originally from Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania and other Russian speaking countries.
At the beginning of the XX century these dances were performed by representatives of European and Russian nobility.
In 1917, the tradition of the balls in Russia was interrupted, but at the end of XX century the interest in it has resumed.
According to the organizers, the ball is carried out to the young men and women from all over the world can meet each other and start a long-term relationship and have developed knowledge of etiquette and communication skills. Chairman of the Committee of the Elizabeth Ballroom Smagin-Melloni says that the world's increased interest in Russian history and culture.
Ball dance opened 60 pairs of debutants under the "Waltz of the Flowers" from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".
The traditional dress code requires participating prom white dresses: this means that their age for marriage. Debutante from 16 to 25 years.
Among the guests were representatives of the Ball of the Russian diaspora in London.
In the middle - the artist Marina Alyabusheva, mother of actress Olga Kurylenko, who played Bond girl in "Quantum of Solace".