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Carla Bruni 'compares Hollande to penguin' in latest song

France's former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy shakes hands with incoming President Francois Hollande Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France's former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been accused of taking a swipe at President Francois Hollande in a song on her latest album.

It is claimed that Bruni - who had to move out of the Elysee Palace when her husband Nicolas Sarkozy lost last year's election to Hollande - was referring to the President in a song about an impolite penguin.

A French new agency translates her lyrics as: "He takes on the airs of a king/but I know, the penguin/doesn't have the manners of a lord.

"Hey penguin/If one day you cross my path again/I will teach you, penguin/I will teach you to kiss my hand."

French media reports that Bruni felt slighted when Hollande did not accompany her husband to his car when he officially handed over the keys to the Elysee Palace last July.