Of all the traditions associated with the annual Washington, DC Mardi Gras celebration, one of the most cherished involves the gathering of festival queens from throughout the state, who join young women chosen as princesses representing each member of the Louisiana Congressional delegation, to serve as members of the royal court during the Grand Ball Saturday evening.
Acadiana is well-represented among this bevy of beauties. While in Washington for the 2013 festivities, our KLFY crew had the opportunity to meet a number of these outstanding young women who are serving as goodwill ambassadors for our region and our state.
One of those goodwill ambassadors is Camille Prejean, pictured here in the "Lafayette-Crown Jewel of Louisiana" suite at the Washington Hilton headquarters of the Washington, DC Mardi Gras festivities, with her parents, Jerry and Kay Prejean of Lafayette. Camille is currently a senior at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, and is planning on attending LSU after graduation.
Camille told KLFY that she's enjoying spending time with her fellow princesses in the nation's capital, and is looking forward to participating in the festivities over the next two days. The princesses and festival queens, along with their parents and sponsors, will attend a formal dinner-dance tonight, and will presented at tomorrow night's white-tie ball in the grand ballroom of the Washington Hilton. KLFY will be there, to share with you all the pomp and pageantry of this unique tradition!