French First Lady Brigitte Macron's daughter has hinted that she may have ambitions to become involved in politics, telling a French publication that she often meets with government ministers to offer them advice.
Tiphaine Auzière, 36, was just ten years old when her mother, then a drama teacher at the school she attended, met the 17-year-old pupil and future French President Emmanuel Macron who would become her step father.
Now, following the death of her very private father André-Louis Auzière, 69, in December, the lawyer has taken her own place in the spotlight, giving an interview to Paris Match.
She told the publication how she often turned to government ministers in her step father's party, La République en Marche, for which she is an activist, to present them with her latest projects - sometimes even offering her own advice on policies.
Tiphaine Auzière, 36, was just ten years old when her mother, Brigitte Macron, 67, met Emmanuel Macron, then 17
But added that she would not live by the rules of the Élysée, telling the publication: 'I act and I inform afterwards.'
Ms Auzière, who admitted during the interview that she used to call her step father President Macron 'the UFO' when he began dating her mother, added that his reputation as a 'leader for the wealthy' 'hurt' her as 'people don't know what he's done.'
Ms Auzière, who lives in Calais, told how she had travelled to Paris to discuss legal policies with with Éric Dupond-Moretti, the justice minister,
Brigitte at her wedding to André-Louis Auzière, Tiphaine's father, in June 1974. He died in December last year at the age of 69