France gets rare glimpse of Chirac grandson

4th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 4, 2007 (AFP) - France got a rare glimpse of their president's only grandchild Wednesday, after 11-year-old Martin Rey-Chirac was photographed next to his grandfather watching military exercises in the southwestern town of Bayonne.

PARIS, April 4, 2007 (AFP) - France got a rare glimpse of their president's only grandchild Wednesday, after 11-year-old Martin Rey-Chirac was photographed next to his grandfather watching military exercises in the southwestern town of Bayonne.

The son of Jacques Chirac's daughter Claude and Olympic judo champion Thierry Rey, Martin was shown in leather jacket and sweatshirt on the front page of the popular daily Aujourd'hui - Le Parisien.

French journalists traditionally keep a respectful distance from the private lives of politicians, and Martin's face is virtually unknown to the public.

The photograph was published just a few weeks before Chirac steps down after 12 years as president.

Chirac has two daughters: Claude, 44, who acts as his media advisor, and Laurence, 49, who suffers from a mental disorder and lives in an institution.

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Subject: French news

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