krewe kings and queens
It all started when…
In 1872 the Russian grand duke Alexis Romanoff visited New Orleans at Mardi Gras. A group of businessmen organized the Krewe of Rex to host a parade for the occasion, and appointed a "king for the day" so that the grand duke could have a royal reception. Naming kings and queens at Mardi Gras balls has been a tradition of the krewes ever since.
2018 King David Johnson and Queen Donna Harvey III
The King and Queen proudly display the Mardi Gras flag, at their home, prior to the Ball.
King Juan Pisani and King Chase Hurst Home of King David Johnson Home of Queen Diane Eliopoulos