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The Royalty of Mardi Gras
Princes and Princesses

Prince Cornel and the Fanfaren Corps
Prince Cornel performing with the Fanfaren Corps decked out in Pirate customs, 2001

Each year, before the Mardi Gras season begins, a Prince is voted on and selected to serve for the year.
The official Crowning of the Prince happens in November. The Prince selects his Princess at this ceremony.
Prince Kurt & Princess Elfi and entourage, 1995
Prince Kurt & Princess Elfi and entourage, 1995
Prince William & Princess Elizabeth, 2002
Prince William & Princess Elizabeth, 2002
The Prince and Princess oversee the Mardi Gras functions for the year and act as the ambassadors for Mardi Gras for the year. They are treated as royalty for the year.

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Last updated on: March 19, 2003