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Prince Charles' Asian Trust dinner: Glamour, glitz and jewels

Tasmin Lucia Khan
February 4, 2015
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With fabulous sari-style dresses and plenty of bling on display, Prince Charles' evening on Tuesday had all the elements of a chic Bollywood gala. Guests at the dinner for the British Asian Trust included Holly Candy, Tasmin Lucia-Khan, Louis Walsh and Goodness Gracious Me comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar.


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British Asian Trust ambassador Tasmin Lucia-Khan and TV presenter Sonali Shah chat to Prince Charles

Glamorous British TV presenter Tasmin stood out from the crowd with a long chiffon affair featuring a keyhole detail that showed off her decolletage and a jewelled head dress. Also making an entrance was Holly, who was accompanied by her husband, millionaire property developer husband Nick Candy.

The Australian beauty was pretty in a peacock blue gown, featuring a sequin-encrusted neckline sourced with the help of her Twitter followers. Last week, she issued the following plea: "Fabulous Indian Girls HELP! Best place to buy AMAZING saree's in Central London??? Much appreciated! X’

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It was a rare outing for the Candys since the birth of their one-year-old baby Luka. Holly took the opportunity to chat with a fellow mother Lauren Silverman, who was attending with partner Simon Cowell.

The Prince was hosting helped by the Duchess of Cornwall, who held her own in a floor-length velvet gown. Camilla had accessorised with a diamond necklace in the form of a serpent with two rubies for eyes and a matching bracelet, which are thought to have been a wedding present from her husband. The outfit was topped off by large amethyst earrings.

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Holly and Nick Candy meet their host

Entertainment included Former X Factor contestant and Ghost singer Ella Henderson and stand-up comedian Romesh Raganathan.

The soiree raised money for the charity, started by Asian business leaders in 2007 at the encouragement of the future King, in order to raise money for disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK.

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