Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron (Image: GETTY)
She allegedly had a hand in choosing education minister Michel Blanquer and “convinced” her husband not to receive Nicolas Hulot after he resigned as environment minister. Mrs Macron’s clout with the President has reportedly ruffled some feathers, with his inner circle of male aides getting “jealous”. The book, entitled Madame La Presidente, alleges that they get so riled up they even “dream about her dying”.
Gerard Collomb, former interior minister, referred to the First Lady as the President’s “advanced scout” as she can test the water as to what the country think of her husband.
However, she has made mistakes such as allowing the newspaper Le Monde into the Élysée Palace to view renovations worth around €600,000 (£524,000) just three days before the first “yellow vest” protests, which were sparked by high taxes and low wages.
This fuelled claims that Mrs Macron is the ‘new Marie Antoinette’, according to the authors Ava Djamashidi and Nathalie Shuck.
Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France before the