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'No chance' against French first lady: British PM's wife

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AFP
Published
Jul 28, 2008

LONDON, July 28, 2008 (AFP) - Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife Sarah conceded in an interview Monday 28 juillet that she "didn't stand a chance" when French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy visited Britain with her husband in March.


Sarah Brown

Speaking to The Times newspaper, the former public relations executive shrugged off the suggestion that she was under pressure to dress up to meet with the former Italian supermodel.

"Well, I didn't stand a chance, did I?" Sarah Brown told the daily.

"I mean, I was standing next to a supermodel. I thought that whatever I wore didn't matter. With all due respect to myself, I knew that day I couldn't win."

Bruni-Sarkozy charmed the British public, and graced the front page of several newspapers during the state visit, with one newspaper carrying an article headlined: "Crazy for Carla: How Britian went mad for France's First Lady".

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