Queen Victoria XVI - Dana Anne Dumesnil LaBorde
Prince Albert XVI - Russell James Guilbeaux
Queen Dana, a charter member of the Krewe of Victoria, board member and former Victoriette, is a nurse with Acadiana Rehab Associates, where she works with her husband, Tom LaBorde. She loves to garden and is the 2009 president of the Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners, vice president of the Avec Souci Garden Club, and past chairman of the Garden Tour.
She is an active member in the Lafayette Parish Medical Alliance, where she works with the Doctor's Museum.
When she isn't growing flowers or going antiquing to furnish her beautiful new home, Dana loves to travel. She and her husband have four children: Ryan, Kathryn, Jacob & Jennifer.
"Food, glorious food" could be Prince Jim's motto. He graduated from USL with a bachelor's degree in restaurant management and is now retired, but continues that love today through his enjoyment of cooking.
Active in Mardi Gras, he is a former commodore of the Krewe of Triton and is in the Krewe of Gabriel. Other associations include the USL Home Economics Association, Louisiana Crafts Guild and Asbury Unitred Methodist Church. His hobbies include wood turning, fly fishing, hunting and traveling.
He is a Vietnam veteran and served in the US Navy. He and wife wife, Carolyn, an active Victoria member, have one son, James.
Photography by Danny Izzo, Nouveau Photeau