• The model wife: How Carla fell in love with a president and became his greatest asset

    It was a romance that nobody expected and few understood. When model Carla Bruni appeared on the arm of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's arm there was surprise, and the obligatory cries of "that'll never last". But ultimately, the doubters have been proved wrong. CLICK ON PHOTO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHARISMATIC

  • Queen's sartorial tribute to Irish hosts on historic bridge-building trip

    Smiling widely, the Queen stepped down from her plane to begin a trip 100 years in the making. Suitably dressed in green, she became the first reigning monarch to set foot in the Irish Republic. Click on photo for gallery Every footstep signalled a building of bridges – the beginning of a new era in British-Irish relations. As Her Majesty greeted officials, she was joined by her husband the Duke of Edinburgh. The royal couple were conveyed to the impressive official residence of President Mary McAleese in Phoenix Park, Dublin, where they were to be officially welcomed to the Republic. In 1911 George V,