After four sons between them, Carla Bruni and her husband, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, finally have a baby girl.
The first lady gave birth shortly before 8pm local time on Wednesday night, the country's media reported.
The couple have decided not to officially announce the birth, though the French leader did react warmly when he was congratulated on a scheduled visit.
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When workers at an industrial site presented him with gifts – including a bib, a diet book for Carla and a small oak tree to plant – Mr Sarkozy thanked them, saying he felt a "very profound joy, a joy