Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to her daughter Giulia in Paris on 20th October 2011.
Everyone wants to see pictures of her baby. But, they will not see the baby’s picture, not now, not ever.
Carla announced “I will do everything to protect this infant, and I’ll be absolutely rigourous. I will never show photos of this child. I’ll never expose this child.”
According to the law in France, the permission of a child’s legal guardian is required before any photograph of the child is published (Article 9 of the civil code). The problem is that the internet is global and the same laws don’t apply.
Carla’s first son Aurelian was photographed in 2008 on holiday in Petra, Jordan. She says she regrets exposing him to the media and should have known better.
She felt she should have realised that there would have been photographers there.
Aurelian was 8 years old at the time. She said “I should have never taken my son to visit this magnificent site.”
Some feel that as France’s First Lady we should have access to the baby photos. Should we? Before Carla is France’s First Lady she is a mother, one that wants to protect her child.