After several months, Lillie is finally beginning to receive invitations for dinners and other social occasions. Her husband Edward doesn't see the point of it all but goes along to make her happy. Soon she becomes the toast of London and is much in demand by portrait painters. She also develops a close friendship with Oscar Wilde who comes to adore her. After one particularly good portrait of her is unveiled, she is dubbed the Jersey Lily. There seems to be no end to her list of admirers, which include Lord Randolph Churchill and Princess Louise, and is even presented to Leopold, King of the Belgians.