Carla Bruni showed her chic baby bump off to the world this weekend as she took a stroll in the gardens of the Elysee Palace in Paris.
One little girl seemed transfixed by the French First Lady's bump, which she'd covered in a stylish black dress and winter coat.
Carla, who is due to give birth in October, greeted crowds on her walk at the palace, which was part of France's Day of Patrimony, when all its private state buildings open to the public.
The new baby, Nicholas Sarkozy's fourth and Carla's second, will be the first born to a serving president during the complete history of the Fifth Republic, so the event will inevitably draw a lot of attention.
But Carla is determined to keep the newborn out of the public spotlight, saying on a recent television interview: 'You don't have a child to play to the gallery and my 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 me or my husband, but when it concerns the children it is impossible.'
Well, she certainly knows how to dress her bump beautifully.
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