Visit: Carla conquers Britain

2008-03-27 00:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to Bruni-Sarkozy as they arrive on the doorstep of the prime minister’s official residence at 10 Downing Street. The day after splashing pictures of her naked, Britain’s tabloids hailed Bruni as a fashion queen who could be the new Princess Diana. ‘Britain is enchanted by Madame Sarkozy,’ said the Daily Express. Tabloids had welcomed Bruni at the start of the state visit with her husband on Wednesday by reproducing a nude fashion shot of her taken in the ’90s.

But any moralistic tut-tutting by the popular press was replaced yesterday by praise for a woman hailed as a demure model of elegance. At home, French newspapers enthused over the sensation created by the new first lady.

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