France’s first lady Carla Bruni says she will not allow any pictures or video of her new baby to be released and will do whatever it takes to protect the child from the media glare.
The supermodel-turned-singer said she had made a "serious mistake" the one time she let her ten-year-old son from a previous relationship be exposed to the glare of the media spotlight.
The baby, reported to be a boy, is believed to be due in October but there has been no confirmation of this from Bruni or Nicholas Sarkozy, who goes for re-election as President of France next year.
"I will do everything I can to protect this child... I will never show photos of this child, I will never expose this child," Mrs Bruni told TF1 television.
Mrs Bruni said she did not know if her new baby, which is due next month, was a boy or a girl.
Mr Sarkozy is widely expected to run for re-election in April next year, and some political commentators have predicted that a new baby could help boost his disastrous polling numbers as he tries to win back lost support.
The 56-year-old president has three sons aged 14, 25 and 26 from two previous marriages.