Having arranged for Louise to marry someone locally, Lady Emily feels she has little choice but to send Lady Sarah to London for her launch into society and her first season. Her presentation at court is a success in many ways. King George II remembers her entertaining him with a song when she was only a child. It's the Prince of Wales who is truly smitten with Sarah however and she is soon pursued by him. Lady Caroline sees a royal match for her younger sister but it is not to be. Sarah marries Charles Bunbury, but it is a loveless match and she is soon bored. In Ireland, Lord and Lady Kildare are elevated to that of a Duke and Duchess, but their son George dies in England. The youngest of the five sisters, Cecelia, is still living with Emily.