Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie at Circus Festival in Monte Carlo

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Louis Ducruet attended the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in Monaco. The Festival presents about 25 acts each year, in two different sets of performances. The awards are presented during a closing Gala performance attended by the Prince of Monaco, and his family and guests. Traditionally, the Prince also attends every selection performance. The first Gold Clowns, which in time became the equivalent of an Oscar® to the circus world, were awarded to Alfred Court, in tribute to his exceptional career, and to Charlie Rivel. (See Gold, Silver, and Bronze Clown list.)

In 1975, the Festival was presented under the big top of the Italian circus, Nando, Liana e Rinaldo Orfei, and from 1975 to 1994, under the big top of another Italian Circus, Circo Americano-Togni. Since 1995, it has been held under a large, sedentary circus structure, permanently installed on the same location, in what is now the Quartier Fontvielle, in Monaco.

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