Swirling lights in the darkened royal tent heralded the opening of the Grand Ball of Osiris, celebrating the 101st year of the realm. The bal masque and the queen’s supper were held last evening at the New Orleans Country Club.

The lights were raised to reveal the magnificent throne room of the Palace of the Sun overlooking the sands of Egypt. Abundant palms, ferns and flowers entwined with a myriad of glittering lights provided a lush oasis setting for the coronation of a new king and queen.

Reigning with his majesty as queen was Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alan Meckstroth.

Maids to her majesty were Misses Grace Ann Bellone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Conway Bellone; Evelyn Frances Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schoen Brooks Jr.; Shawn Elizabeth Conner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Euclide Conner III; Alexandra Bedsole Demmas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bartlett Demmas; Ara Alexandra Ellison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Ellison; Sara Layne Gambel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Joseph Gambel; Aby Dixon Hamrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Hamrick Jr.; Mary Callaghan Rome, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Perrin Rome III; and Meredith Anita Tufton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Michael Tufton.

Princesses in the court were Misses Erin Selber Autenreith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Autenreith; Kelly Manning Batt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John August Batt Jr.; Maureen Burke Blaum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Burke Blaum; Laurel Ann Box, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beau James Box; Lydia Vivian Calhoun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Andrew Calhoun; Camille Elise Ciolino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dane Stephen Ciolino; Charlotte Hollingsworth Friend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Charles Friend Jr.; Ellen Lorraine Gambel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gambel; Lindsey LeJeune Gibert, stepdaughter and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peter Laborde Jr.; Winifred Diane McCarthy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Michael McCarthy; Meredith Kuebel Mentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Mentz; Allyson Anna Pitalo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Anthony Pitalo; Adelayde Grace Rome, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rome III; Caroline Louise Viator, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Jude Viator; and Marcy Jean Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunter Williams.

Pages to their majesties were Masters Parker Townsend Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Townsend Davis; Allen Connor and Arnold Christopher Ducanes, grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robert Corder Jr.; and Walter Douglass Goliwas, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Goliwas Jr.

The 2015 queen, Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert St. George Tucker Weinmann, was presented to their majesties and received a bouquet of roses.

Serving his majesty, as ambassadors to the court were the chairmen: Messrs. Laborde, Newton R. Reynolds and Charles T. Walsten. Vice-chairmen were Messrs. H. Mark Adams, Bryan M. Batt, Alan G. Brackett, Bret A. Clesi, Gambel, William J. Kearney IV, William R. LeCorgne Jr., Thomas J. Mitchell, James T. Rogers III and Michael Q. Walshe Jr.