Princess Stephanie of Monaco, with brother and clowns
Princess Stephanie of Monaco (center right) links arms for safety with her brother, Prince Albert, as they are surrounded by clowns from the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 2006. That year, the circus organized a series of celebratory activities which featured some of the best award-winning acts seen throughout the lifetime of the festival. The Royal Family have traditionally been patrons of the circus festival, which is held every January in Monaco. We salute their service; those white-face clowns are especially nightmarish. All part of the job!