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Carla Bruni To Shield Her Child From The Press, Paparazzi

It took Carla Bruni a while to admit she was with child. But now that she's confessed that the bump under those bathrobes and sheathes is, indeed, a bump de bèbè, Carla's ready to talk.

The First Lady of France sat down in the presidential palace to talk with French TV show Sept-A-Huit, saying that she planned on shielding her child from the press and paparazzi as much as possible.

"I will never show a photograph of this child and will never expose it [to publicity] [...] My eldest son was exposed once and not in a public situation but in a private situation and it was a great error. I should never have taken my son to visit this magnificent site. I should have foreseen that there would be photographers there. I was careless."

People also translated segments of the interview, in which Bruni-Sarkozy admits that her position as First Lady has made her extra cautious. "[The] position as the wife of the head of state has made me even more defensive," she said. "I understand the media interest, and I don't see any inconvenience in it for myself or my husband, but when it concerns the children, it's impossible."

With cameras always in her and her family's face, Carla said, it makes it difficult to be the normal kind of parent she'd like to be.

So we guess that means we won't see Carla out shopping with her baby in tow, à la Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe. It's a shame, too -- Baby Sarkozy-Bruni is bound to be a very photogenic, well-dressed child.