Bal de l'Ete is organised under the patronage of Prince Albert II in the aid of supporting the Monegasque Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta and the World Association of Children's Friends. The youngsters belonging to some of the most affluent families around the world attend the ball mixing with European royalty who all get together to enjoy events over three days in Monaco.
The Bachchans (Amitabh Bachchan along with son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) have been invited as the guests of honour at the17th edition of Bal de l'Ete in Monaco. The event will take place from 22nd-24th June 2012. Bal de l'Ete is known throughout the world, as it signifies the beginning of the summer social season and is attended by the influential personalities across the world. This year is special as the event celebrates India's colorful life, traditions and culture as the theme is 'Princess of Rajasthan'.
The guests list also includes Raghavendra Rathore, fashion gurus Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, and Maharana Shriji Arvind Singhji Mewar of Udaipur along with several other social personalities.