France's First Lady Carla Bruni has vowed to shield the baby she's expecting with President Nicolas Sarkozy from the public eye, insisting she'll be "absolutely rigorous" about protecting the tot's privacy.
The supermodel-turned-singer, who is weeks away from giving birth, is adamant she will never release photos of the infant to the public.
She tells French TV show Sept-A-Huit, "You don't have a child for the (photo) gallery. (My) position as the wife of the head of state has made me even more defensive. 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 not impossible.
"I will do everything to protect this infant and I'll be absolutely rigorous. I will never show photos of this child, I will never expose this child."
Bruni went on to admit her regret after taking her son Aurelian, now 11, with her on a public trip with Sarkozy to Petra in Jordan in 2008.
She recalls, "My eldest son was exposed once, not in a public situation but in a private one, and it was a great error. I should never have taken my son to visit this magnificent site. I should have foreseen there would be photographers."