Princess Stephanie of Monaco puts up with two clowns at the the 34th Festival International du Cirque in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The date was January 19, 2010. Princess Stephanie became president of the annual event in 2006, succeeding her late father, Prince Rainier III.
While the Royal Family of Monaco are officially staunch supporters of the annual circus festival, their expressions as photographed often suggest slightly less enthusiasm about the honor of hosting the event. Perhaps we're wrong. Perhaps we're just projecting our own mistrust of clowns onto them. Perhaps.