carlabruninicholasuk.jpgLondon is getting ready to welcome French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his new bride, supermodel Carla Bruni, who arrive today.

The couple are making a state visit to the UK, and are already sweeping the capital into a frenzy. Britain's newspapers are doing what they do best by digging up dirt on the former supermodel, such as her past conquests, which reportedly include Mick Jagger.

They will meet with the Queen and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and to prepare for the visit Bruni is said to be packing a suitcase filled with Dior and other French designers.

Meanwhile, a nude picture of Bruni is about to go under the hammer at Christie's in New York. The black and white photograph taken by Michel Comte, features a younger Bruni posing in the buff. It is expected to fetch up to £2,000 when it goes up for auction on 10th April.

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