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Brigitte Macron says will take on informal role as first lady

The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron has said she will adopt the role of first lady, but only in an informal capacity after opposition to plans to give her an official status. Speaking to Elle magazine in her first interview since her husband's election in May, Brigitte Macron also joked about the couple's age gap -- the young leader is 25 years younger -- and spoke glowingly of their marriage.
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