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In pictures: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

France's First Lady was among the listeners to Mr Sarkozy's speech at the start of the Guildhall dinner.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy was one of the more elegant figures at the state banquet held at the Guildhall in London.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

France's new First Lady made a demure first impression when she arrived in the UK for a state visit. Some papers said she was a cross between Jackie Onassis and Princess Diana.

The shoes of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband Nicholas Sarkozy

Ms Bruni-Sarkozy has eclipsed her husband, in more ways than one, during their whistle-stop tour. His heels may also have overshadowed the politics.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with her husband Nicholas Sarkozy, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

Her love affair with grey continued with this second outfit. The Dior handbag was a permanent fixture.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Spot the difference. Grey again, and the navy coat is Dior. But the hair is up.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's shoes

Loyal to the very tip of her toes. Ms Bruni-Sarkozy was a walking advertisement for French fashion house Dior.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

A picture of elegance. But again, conscious of her Amazonian stature, Ms Bruni-Sarkozy finished off her floorlength, blue silk gown with a pair of flats.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

The second day of the visit started off on a more colourful note but look closely and there's a grey suit underneath. And yet another pair of flats.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Just for comparison - Ms Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in her previous life as a model, not so demure and wearing heels.

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