The annual Boodles Boxing Ball
is an event not to be missed by those running in high society circles. Initially put on to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation, the event has drawn the likes of Prince William
and Kate Middleton in past years
(the Duchess was heavily involved with the charity in her 20s).
More recently, it’s attracted Princess Eugenie
, Holly Branson
, Prince Harry
, Chelsy Davy
, Pippa Middleton
and Princess Beatrice,
who watch their friends box against one another in a center ring.
This year’s ball was held last night at the Grosvenor Hotel’s Great Room in London. Harry met up with his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas inside, while Middleton (in a Catherine Deane dress) walked into the hotel hand-in-hand with her boyfriend, Nico Jackson.
Isabella Calthorpe, who was once pursued by the Duke of Cambridge, attended with her husband, Sam Branson, as did a pregnant Zara Phillips.
William and Catherine, who attended the ball in 2006 and 2008, are currently at Balmoral Castle visiting Her Majesty and Prince Philip.