Still married! Prince Albert and Charlene put on a show of unity at charity ball in Leeds

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By Maysa Rawi

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco attend the Variety Club Yorkshire’s Golden Jubilee Ball at Harewood House in Leeds yesterday

Leeds isn't the first place you would expect to see Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

But the Royal couple took advantage of their trip to Yorkshire to put on a show of unity - despite the turbulent start to their marriage.

Onlookers at Harewood House were hard-pressed to find any evidence of trouble while the pair were pictured arm in arm at the Variety Club’s golden jubilee event.

Charlene, 33, who apparently tried to flee the country two days before her wedding in July after learning Albert had a love child, yesterday appeared to only have eyes for her husband.

The former South African Olympic swimmer showed off her toned arms in an elegant cream and gold gown, scraping her hair back to reveal a stunning pair of yellow diamond earrings.

The couple seemed the picture of happiness, even after it was recently claimed in Paris Match that Charlene has banned Albert from seeing Nicole Coste, the air hostess from Togo who in 2003 gave birth to son Alexandre.

The Princess, a former Olympic swimmer, showed off her toned arms in a cream and gold evening gown

He also has another daughter Jazmin, 19, born after a brief affair with American estate agent Tamara Rotola.

In both cases, DNA tests were needed before Albert admitted he was the father, and agreed to pay for their upbringings.

But it seems Charlene has put Albert's past behind her as the pair jetted to Leeds to attend the ball, part of a series of celebrations of mark the half-century of the Yorkshire Committee of the Variety Club Children’s Charity.

Charlene appeared to only have eyes for her husband, despite the rocky start to their marriage

The event raised £250,000 and was attended by more than 300 people including singer Lulu and comedian Bobby Davro.

The Monegasque Royal Family have a tradition of celebrating charities in Yorkshire.

Prince Albert’s parents, Rainer III and actress Grace Kelly, attended a similar event nearly 40 years ago at the Queens Hotel.

The chairman of the Variety Club David Wilson with wife Gail, left, Princess Charlene and husband Prince Albert II of Monaco and Robina and husband Stephen Bolton, right