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Duffy serenades Lewis Hamilton and Formula One's finest at charity bash

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Lewis joined racing boss Bernie Ecclestone at the bash, which raised funds for Great Ormand Street Hospital
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Bangor-born chanteuse Duffy arrives at the party, where she was due to perform some of her hit songs
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18 JUNE 2009

Welsh songbird Duffy took time out of her European tour this week to entertain Formula One supremos – including Grand Prix champ Lewis Hamilton and boss Bernie Ecclestone – at a charity event at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Bangor-born beauty performed some of her hits at the party, which raised funds for a new heart and lung centre for London children's hospital Great Ormand Street as well as celebrating the launch of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

There to support their dad were Bernie's daughters Petra, 21, and 24-year-old Tamara, who were accompanied by their mother Slavica. The former Armani model and the racing mogul were granted a divorce in March after 25 years of marriage.

According to 78-year-old Bernie it was an "amicable split", and judging by Slavica's move of attending her ex-husband's party, they remain on good terms.

The bash was also a family affair for Stevenage-born driver Lewis, who brought along his father Anthony and brother Nick. Famous faces at the event included The Forsyte Saga actor Damian Lewis – enjoying a night out with his actress wife Helen McCrory.