On Wednesday, October 4, Princess Stephanie was in Romania to unveil, along with Gabriela Firea, Mayor of Bucharest, a statue of Prince Rainier III on the Place du Cirque in the centre of the capital.
The monument was a fitting tribute to Prince Rainier, a great defender of the traditional circus. In 1974, the Prince created the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo to reinforce his commitment to the Arts.
Consequently, held every January over the past 43 years, the festival has continued to grow in its success.
Princess Stephanie, who inherited her father’s passion for the circus and is currently the President of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, ended her visit by meeting HRH Princess Margareta, daughter of King Michael, and her husband Prince Radu of Romania at the Royal Palace of Bucharest.
The Circus has a privileged place in Romanian culture and the Arts, which is why the city of Bucharest has honoured Prince Rainier.