French First Lady `sorry` for tweet
France`s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler embarrassed the Socialist party by extending her support to the rival of Ségolène Royal.
Paris: France`s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler, who sparked a political storm and embarrassed the Socialist party by extending her support to the rival of Ségolène Royal, has finally apologised for the tweet.
Trierweiler confessed that she “made a mistake” by publicly backing Royal’s rival ahead of the Legislative Election last Sunday.
Royal is the mother of French President François Hollande’s four children. She was defeated by fellow socialist candidate Olivier Falorni in the election.
Trierweiler, 47, admitted that she was “devastated” by the rage caused by her tweet.
Twice divorced mother-of-three has told a friend of hers that she regrets her actions. French daily Le Parisien said the First Lady told a friend: “I made a mistake.”
"She didn`t think about the consequences her tweet would have on the authority of the head of state, the party, her children or François Hollande`s," the friend told journalists. "The tweet had no effect on the (Royal`s) final score."
Hollande was said to have been furious. "He made it clear this mustn`t happen again," said the friend.
Meanwhile, French media has claimed that the President`s four children with Royal have refused to speak to Trierweiler.
(With Agency inputs)