His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex

Held once a year in a private New York City Club and always centered around a Royal Personage.

Madame Barbara de Portago, Foundation President, invites one of her Royal friends from Europe. The Royal Highness receives patrons during the Taittinger Champagne Reception and then goes on to speak for fifteen minutes, no podium or slides, during the seated and placé dinner about a subject of their choice both personal and historical.

The One Hundred Cadets of The Valley Forge Military Academy & College are present to escort the ladies attending on their own, strike up the Band, send in the Color Guard and Trumpet in the royal Cortège!

The event is limited to two hundred Patrons. The tables seat six and ideal for conversation and getting to know each other during the evening.

The evening features a "Fin de Soirée" at a chosen much later location to dance the night and/or morning away...

The Royal Seat Category includes the at home Luncheon the day before, the Benefit and the intimate seated dinner the next night in a private New York City residence.

The attire is Black Tie for the men and all out Evening Dress for the woman.