Mail vote for popular Brigitte

With up to 250 letters a day arriving for First Lady Brigitte Macron, the Elysée has allocated five mail staff to help with the replies and speed up work to prepare an official role.

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Previous First Ladies received around 10 letters a day so the higher volume is a sign that Mrs Macron has gained people’s affection. Former teacher Mrs Macron has a staff of three in her private office. A formal role at the Elysée would allow her to support causes close to her heart, such as education, health and disability and especially autism.