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Originally posted 10/31/2011 10:20AM
Looking every inch the proud parents, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy enjoy a stroll on Monday at La Lanterne Park in Versailles.
Cradled in her mother's arms is their 12-day-old daughter, Giulia.
This is the first time the couple have been seen out with the baby, and Giulia is the first child born to a ruling French leader since Napoleon, in 1811.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 10/27/2011 09:20AM
What kind of gift do you get for the most instantly celebrated Frenchwoman since Joan of Arc?
A week after her birth, European newspapers are feverishly reporting on the presents being sent to Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy and her parents, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Many papers illustrated a story about the euro talks in Brussels with a photo of German chancellor Angela Merkel presenting the proud father with a Steiff Schlaf-Gut-Bar – an 11-in.-tall "Sleep-Well-Bear" who wears a distinctive striped blue onesie and comes from the fabled German firm's baby collection.
Originally posted 10/20/2011 02:45PM
Nicolas and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have named their newborn daughter Giulia.
France's First Lady made the announcement on her official website Thursday, telling the world, "I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter."
To mark the "happy occasion," Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, and her husband, the President of France, offer their "warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."
Originally posted 10/19/2011 04:00PM
French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a daughter – her first child with French President Nicolas Sarkozy – on Wednesday in Paris, Le Figaro reports.
Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, who confirmed her pregnancy in July, delivered around 8 p.m. at the Clinique de la Muette after arriving earlier in the day.
The baby girl, whose name is unknown, is the first child born to a ruling French leader since Napoleon.
Prior to giving birth, the singer/actress said she will not be releasing photos of the baby, insisting that the French people would not be interested in them anyway.
Originally posted 09/26/2011 08:10AM
Why all the fuss?
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who has already vowed not to release photos of her baby after the birth, now says few people would be interested in them anyway – at least in France.
"There isn't much to say," the French first lady, 43, tells the BBC about why she's been so quiet during her pregnancy. "So many women are expecting children and giving birth, and it's so uninteresting for French people."
She adds: "It's great news for me, but it's also something very banal."
Originally posted 09/05/2011 10:45AM
Just weeks before giving birth, Carla Bruni Sarkozy doesn't know whether the new arrival will be a boy or a girl – but she does know one thing.
She will not allow any photographs of the child to be published in the press, France's First Lady, 43, said in her first interview about the baby, which aired Sunday on the TF1 program Sept A Huit.
"You don't have a child for the [photo] gallery," said Bruni, insisting that her "position as the wife of the head of state has made me even more defensive. I understand the media interest, and I don't see any inconvenience in it for myself or my husband, but when it concerns the children, it's not impossible."
Originally posted 07/15/2011 07:45AM
Her father-in-law first spilled the beans in May, and this week a revealing bikini shot showed a baby bump, but it has taken until Friday morning for French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to make it official.
Oui, she's pregnant.
Having already been spotted sporting maternity wear, the 43-year-old tells the newspaper Nice-Matin that her condition is "coming happiness, unexpected and unhoped for."
Originally posted 07/11/2011 12:25PM
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy lets the pictures do the talking.
The French first lady, who is 5½ months pregnant, revealed her bikini body – and quite the baby bump – while vacationing with her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, on Sunday in Fort de Brégançon.
Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, is yet to comment on the expected arrival herself; however, her father-in-law Pal Sarkozy has said, "I'm certain it will be a girl, and beautiful like Carla."
Originally posted 05/26/2011 10:40AM
A picture is worth a thousand words as they say – and the French have been waiting for a month.
On Thursday, France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who is four months pregnant, showed off her baby bump in Deauville.
The 43-year old wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy hosted a luncheon for wives attending the G8 Summit. During a photo session at the historic Villa Strassburger, the former supermodel wore a white maternity shift and a black wool coat by Chanel Haute Couture, and gestured towards her belly for photographers while posing alongside Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of the Russian president.
Originally posted 05/17/2011 09:00AM
Grandpa has spilled the haricots – French for beans.
Pal Sarkozy, the father of France's president Nicolas Sarkozy, has told the German newspaper Bild that his son and daughter-in-law, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, are expecting a baby.
Rumors of a pregnancy have been circulating since late April, when the French press spotted the first lady doing some maternity shopping in Paris, although President Sarkozy's office has declined comment.
Pal Sarkozy, 82, added, "Neither wants to know the gender beforehand, but I'm certain it will be a girl, and beautiful like Carla."
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