Thursday, January 15, 2009
Gallery from Daylife
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Emine and Carla will be joined by Spain's First Lady Sonsoles Espinosa, Syria’s Asma Asad, Jordan’s Queen Raina Al Abdullah, the Lebanese president’s wife, Vefa Süleyman, Azerbaijan’s Mihriban Aliyev, Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma and Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
She also revealed she curtsied to Queen Elizabeth in the French State Visit (although wifes of the head of state don't need to): "she revealed she was nervous about meeting the Queen and was given specific instructions by diplomats on what to wear and say". Carla says: "I really wanted to curtsy to the Queen, and we had a lot of fun with my friend Marianne Faithfull, who had already met the Queen," Bruni-Sarkozy said. "She (Faithfull) is a British citizen, and she showed me 50 different kinds of curtsies, including some that involved practically throwing yourself on the floor, and it was very funny. I did not imagine that people would talk about the curtsy that much afterwards," she added.
She has officially been appointed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Ambassador for the protection of mothers and children against AIDS in AIDS day. You can read Carla's inagurational speech here.
(from left) Associate Director of UNICEF’s Programme Partnerships, Pascal Villeneuve, Executive Director of the Global Fund, Michel Kazatchkine, Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Michel Sidibé. (Élysée Palace)
Press release from the Global Fund
UNAIDS webpage on Carla's appointment
Picture by Hola
Gallery from Daylife
They spent Christmas Eve in Itacaré with Carla's son and father at the Txai Resort hotel, where they are staying. Brasil is where Carla's biological father, Maurizio Remmert, lives with his wife and two daughters, Consuelo and Violeta, in Brazil. Consuelo started not long ago working for the Elisee.
The couple apparently returned to France on the 29th December.
Pictures from Hola in the beach
Visit to the the Modern Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro: Monday, Dec. 22, 2008.
Opening of a "France in Brazil" year, on December 22, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a French institute that provides breast milk for malnourished newborns, in Rio de Janeiro.
Carla at the Cantagalo favela in Rio de Janeiro on December 23.