Simon Cowell smitten with Lauren Silverman at royal charity dinner

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman had the look of love about them as they stepped out for a charity bash on Tuesday night. The couple were joining a host of famous guests at the British Asian Trust dinner in London, as well as royal hosts Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Arriving at Banqueting House in Whitehall – a few minutes' drive from Charles and Camilla's residence of Clarence House – Simon and Lauren had donned their finest attire for the black-tie affair.

While Simon caused a stir with his wit and presence, his girlfriend Lauren won plaudits for her elegant outfit.

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman will celebrate their son's first birthday this month

The American beauty looked gorgeous in an asymmetrical black gown, and added a touch of sparkle with a glittering box clutch. Lauren, 37, let her natural beauty shine through, keeping her make-up simple.

After cosying up for the cameras at the grand entrance, Simon and Lauren made their way into the dining room where they mingled with the likes of Louis Walsh – Simon's fellow X Factor judge – and DJ Naughty Boy.

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell mingled with Louis Walsh and DJ Naughty Boy

Lauren, who shares a baby son Eric with her music mogul partner, also caught up with singer Holly Candy. The pair greeted each other warmly, kissing on the cheek and chatting away – perhaps swapping anecdotes about their children. The Kiss Kiss singer is also a mum – to 15-month-old daughter Luka.

This month is particularly exciting for Simon and Lauren. The couple will be celebrating their son Eric's first birthday, which falls on Valentine's Day.

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Simon Cowell has previously said that his and Lauren Silverman's baby was "the best thing for us"

Speaking previously to HELLO! magazine, Simon, 55, revealed that he may rethink his status as an eternal bachelor – and wouldn't rule out a marriage with Lauren.

"I think it's a title I'll keep for a while longer if I'm honest," said Simon. "I guess I was always nervous I may not end up getting on particularly well with the person I was going to have a kid with and I didn't want to make the wrong decision. The fact is, our baby wasn't planned was actually the best thing for us to have done and we're very happy now."

The lavish party in central London was held in honour of Prince Charles' charity the British Asian Trust, which he set up in 2007 to fight poverty and hardship in South Asia. The trust aims to link underprivileged people with social entrepreneurs and local grassroots organisations.

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