This article, ”why do the Sharma family end up at Mayfair,” contains spoilers regarding Netflix’s Bridgerton season 2.
In the first episode of Bridgerton season 2, the Sharma family, which consists of sisters Kate and Edwina and their mother Lady Mary, arrive in Mayfair. And from there on, much of the season’s drama develops from their arrival. Not only do Kate and Edwina engage in a love triangle with Anthony Bridgerton, but at different points within the season, they find themselves due to get married to Anthony. Which, of course, concludes with Kate and Anthony marrying in the season finale. But what is the initial reason for their arrival?
Why do the Sharma family end up at Mayfair in Bridgerton season 2?
As is often the case in Bridgerton, the true reason for the arrival gets kept a secret. So much so, that not even Edwina originally knows the truth. Whilst the family’s arrival is a scandalous one, due to the fact that Lady Mary got married to a clerk who already had a daughter, Kate reveals to Lady Danduby that the family is broke.
Their only hope of gaining financial security is due to a trust fund from their grandparents, the Sheffields. The catch? To access the funds, Edwina must marry a noble Englishman. Something that Edwina has no idea of. As Kate believes that Edwina would marry the first people possible to help her family, Kate has decided that Edwina never knows the truth.
But with this being Bridgerton, it isn’t long before the truth exposes itself. Once Edwina becomes engaged to Anthony, the Sheffields visit Mayfair for dinner. However, during an argument, the Sheffields declare that they will no longer provide a trust fund. Regardless, it doesn’t matter in the end. This is because in the finale when Kate marries Anthony and becomes a member of the Bridgerton family, she ensures security for her mother and sister.