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Brigitte Macron will have public role despite row over first lady status

French president’s wife tells Elle magazine her position ‘will be determined not by law but by transparency charter’ Brigitte Macron has said she will have a clear role at the Élysée Palace despite public opposition to her taking the official title of France’s first lady. In her first interview since her husband Emmanuel was elected president in May, she also said she could not understand the fuss over their relationship and the 25-year age gap.
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