French President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have welcomed a baby girl yesterday. The baby girl was born at the La Muette clinic in Paris last night.
The child will be Sarkozy’s fourth, who has three sons from two previous marriages.
The baby girl, however, will be Bruni’s second child, who also has a son from a previous relationship.
According to reports, Sarkozy had visited the clinic three times on Wednesday but had to travel to Germany for a meeting about the euro debt crisis.
During his visit to West Europe, he commented that the birth was a “very profound joy, a joy all the deeper because it is private.”
According to Sarkozy, mother and baby are “doing very well” and the new girl’s name will be revealed by Bruni. The birth has not yet been officially announced by France’s presidential office.
Sarkozy visited a recycling plant in Normandy today. He told journalists: “We are lucky to have been blessed by a new arrival."
He continued: "All parents can understand the very profound happiness Carla and I feel, and at the same time everyone can understand that this happiness is all the more profound because it is private."
Sarkozy’s new daughter is the first baby born to a president in France while in office.