The latest photos of French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have further raised speculation that the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy is pregnant.

On Tuesday she arrived for the launching of her foundation to combat illiteracy at Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris.

She was wearing a loose fitting blazer and trousers at the event where she met with former French first lady Bernadette Chirac and actor Gerard Depardieu.

Bruni's absence from Cannes film festival on the opening night of the film 'Midnight in Paris,' in which she has a small role, further boosted pregnancy rumors. She said she would miss the festival due to personal and also for professional reasons.