France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to the first French presidential baby on Wednesday night.
The child, a girl, had been expected for a fortnight, and was born at the La Muette private clinic in the chic 16th arrondissement of Paris.
President Nicolas Sarkozy was reported to have flown back from Germany, where he was having urgent talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel about saving the euro, to see his newborn daughter.
According to French reports she was born around 7.30pm on Wednesday evening. No further details were released. It is first child to be born to a serving French president.
Europe 1 radio said Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, was doing well after the birth..(despite suffering from nicotine withdrawel).. It is her second child – she has a son from an earlier relationship – while Sarkozy, 57, has three boys from two previous marriages.
The birth will come as a relief to long-suffering residents around La Muette in the upmarket 16th arrondissement of Paris.
by The Punjapit Alliance