First Lady of kisses and cuddles: Carla showers little ones with affection on Caribbean visit

It's been a while since Carla Bruni's ten-year-old son Aurelien was a boisterous toddler. But France's glamorous first lady has clearly not lost her touch with little ones.

With kisses and cuddles, the 43-year-old charmed the youngsters at a child centre in Le Lamentin, on the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe.

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They had been waiting with flowers to welcome the former model, who was effortlessly stylish in a pale grey trouser suit and gold hoop earrings.

Carla and her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, travelled to Martinique and Guadeloupe to deliver the New Year's address to French overseas territories.