French president Nicolas Sarkozy started his first official visit to the UK - the day after it was reported that an auction house is to sell Carla Bruni nude pictures.
How's that for great political timing!
Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni (now officially Carla Bruni-Sarkozy), who married in February, were greeted by the Prince of Wales and by the Duchess of Cornwall after the presidential plane landed in London Wednesday.
The French president's schedule included a full state banquet at Windsor Castle on Wednesday night, where he is staying as the guest of the queen.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sarkozy addressed both British Houses of Parliament in French and discussed many important matters of state.
But away from the politics, Nicolas Sarkozy's wife was attracting as much, if not more, attention than her husband during the two-day visit.
The famous auction house Christie's is to sell nude photographs of former model Bruni-Sarkozy, taken by Michel Comte in 1993, in New York next month.
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With Carla Bruni naked photos on the verge of auction, the Associated Press quoted the French president's office as saying the sale of thepics is a private matter.
Kate Moss nude and Gisele Bundchen nude photos are also nearing the same auction block, but it's Carla Bruni - the new, hot wife of the French President - who has been attracting even attention of celebrity news and mainstream media.
For its part, the UK media has covered the French president's divorce, and courtship of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and subsequent marriage, in great depth, with several using her visit as reason to reprint images from her modeling career.
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