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Charlene and Albert bring sunshine on return to Leeds

31 AUGUST 2012

They brought a touch of Riviera glamour to Leeds last year, and this week Monaco royals Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were back in the northern city they've championed.

The couple, who have been attending the Paralympics in London, were back in Yorkshire to see how funds raised at the charity ball they attended have been used.

Some £250,000, was garnered for the Variety Club children's charity at the black tie affair which took place in the historic setting of Harewood House last September.

 

Albert and Charlene

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Dressed down on this occasion, Albert and his wife of one year presented one of the organisation's sunshine coach to pupils and staff from Greenhill Primary School.

Deputy headteacher, Jane McDermid, said: "The children have been in a state of high excitement about meeting a real prince and princess.

"This is our first Sunshine coach and will open up lots of exciting opportunities which will help to enhance our pupils’ lives."

Variety’s Sunshine coach scheme has been running for 50 years. In 2011 the charity helped almost 60,000 children take part in day trips.

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