|Princess Stephanie of Monaco (immediate left of the elephant)|
launches the 39th International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.
As the 39th International Circus Festival opens in Monte Carlo, it's good to see the Daily Mail running a big picture spread on circus patron Princess Stephanie's appearance at the launch. Click here to see the pictures of her and the elephant, plus a video interview with the Princess.
Will we ever see the festival, the circus equivalent of the Olympics, televised in the UK, as it is in around 30 other countries? Maybe not while the event champions traditional circus with animals. But perhaps the Mail's picture spread of Princess Stephanie feeding and petting the elephant will help change opinions.
January 17 update: Click here for more pics of Princess Stephanie and her daughter attending opening night in celebrity glossy Hello magazine.
To celebrate the 39th International Circus Festival, click here for 10 Circus Facts!