Queen Victoria XIX, Linda Marie DeRoussel Poché currently serves of the office manager for Poché Prouet. Her many talents include cooking, sewing, needlepoint, and gardening. She also enjoys golfing and hiking. At her church she is a Eucharistic and home bound minister. In the community, she has served as a past president of En Avant, the ladies civic organization, and a past board member of LeTriomphe Homeowners Association. In 2009, Linda was a duchess of the Krewe of Victoria.
She and her husband, James Merrill Poché, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They have two children, Bryant Merrill Poché and Paula Marie Poché Hornback, and four grandchildren. They are active supporters of UL football and basketball teams. The Pochés also have a home in North Carolina where they often entertain family and friends.
Prince Albert XIX, Ernest Ray Trahan, holds a bachelor’s of science degree from USL in business administration with a major in accounting. He had a distinguished career with the Louisiana Department of Revenue that included serving 21 years as one of the state’s seven regional directors. In 2002, he was honored by then Gov. Mike Foster for his outstanding service and dedication to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
Prince Albert XIX is spending his retirement years actively promoting Acadian culture as festival director with the Acadian Memorial Foundation, past grand master of the L’Ordre Du Bon Temps organization and as president of Louisiane-Acadie, Inc., overseeing the coordination of the international Grand Reveil Acadien GRA (Great Acadian Awakening).
Prince Albert is also a member of the Acadiana Cup Golfers International Team, Delta Waterfowl, and the Confrerie D’Abbeville (Giant Omelette Festival). As a member of the Louisiana and American Quarter Horse Association, he owns Beaufilé Farms where he breeds and races Louisiana quarter horses. He enjoys fishing and hunting at his camp on Pecan Island. He is married to Queen Victoria XII, Brenda Comeaux Trahan. They have two sons, Joey Trahan and Scott Trahan, and six grandchildren.