President Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler - file photo
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French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler extends hospital stay

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is to remain in hospital, where she has been since a magazine accused President Francois Hollande of having an affair.

She had been expected to leave hospital on Monday, but her aides said doctors had told her she needed more rest.

She went to hospital on Friday shortly after Closer magazine alleged Mr Hollande was having an affair with film actress Julie Gayet.

Mr Hollande did not deny the report but protested at invasion of his privacy.

The BBC's Gavin Hewitt reports from Paris.

  • 13 Jan 2014
  • From the section Europe
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