Promoting its Alter fashion brand, Pauline Ducruet (27) gave a new interview to the English newspaper The Sunday Telegraph. An interview during which the daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco returned to her childhood, in particular her few months spent in a circus.
We are then in 2001 and Princess Stéphanie has three children: Louis and Pauline, born in 1992 and 1994 from her brief marriage with Daniel Ducruet, and the young Camille, born in 1998 from her hidden loves with her bodyguard Jean Raymond Gottlieb . The Monegasque woman meets an elephant trainer, a certain Franco Knie, on the occasion of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival. Taking her three children with her, the interpreter of the tube Hurricane decides to follow him with his traveling Swiss circus troupe.
“It was spontaneous, says Pauline today, who had even taken part in some numbers. But it was interesting and I was out with animals all the time. I was with children from all over the world – German, English, Italian, Spanish – and we had our own little language. It was a moment of pure freedom and that few children can have. “Her mother’s relationship with the trainer lasted almost a year.
Subsequently, the youngest daughter of Grace Kelly and Rainier III married Portuguese acrobat Adans Lopez Peres, from the same company as Franco Knie, to divorce less than a year later (in 2004). Stéphanie de Monaco and her three children finally returned to the principality. The princess has always remained committed to circus artists, especially in her capacity as president of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, a role she has held since her father’s death in 2005.