20 Oct 2011

Daughter for Bruni and French president

3:51 pm on 20 October 2011

Carla Bruni, the wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has given birth to a girl at a clinic in Paris.

Ms Bruni has a son from a previous relationship. Mr Sarkozy has three sons from earlier marriages.

Europe 1 said the girl was born at 8pm on Wednesday, but gave no other details.

Mr Sarkozy married Ms Bruni in 2008, becoming the first French leader to divorce and remarry while in office.

The BBC reports she maintained a low profile while pregnant, appearing only rarely in public.