France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been keeping out of the limelight while awaiting the birth of her first child with husband Nicolas Sarkozy.
But the supermodel-turned-musician greeted well-wishers in person during a special day at the Elysee Palace.
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Carla, 43, had dressed her bump in an elegant dress under a black coat for Patrimony Day when France's most treasured heritage buildings are open to the public.
On a public engagement a few days previously, she admitted to onlookers: "I've had enough".
"I have to lie down or sit down most of the time," Carla went on, reports French