2000 Rex queen Dorothy Dupuy snags some long white beads from a Zulu float as she waits for the arrival of Rex. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex queen Dorothy Dupuy listens as she is toasted by her king, Harry Kelleher, HJr., in 2000. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Niquette LaCour Kearney, Rex Queen 2001 (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex 2001 Denis Henry McDonald salutes his queen (left) Niquette LaCour Kearney at a parade reviewing stand outside the Intercontinental Hotel Fat Tuesday afternoon.

Rex queen for 2002, Kathryn Lee Reily, photographed in the studio February 6, 2002. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex Queen Kathryn Lee Reily snags some beads Tuesday, February 12, 2002, on St. Charles Avenue at the Hotel Inter-Continental. (Photo by Scott Threlkeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex William Francis Grace Jr. and his queen Kathryn Lee Reily at the meeting of Rex and Comus, February 12, 2002. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Queen of Carnival, Rex's queen for Mardi Gras 2003 is Shelby Scott Westfeldt, 21, photographed in the T-P studio Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003. (Photo by Ellis Lucia, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Shelby Scott Westfeldt is the Queen of Carnival 2003 (Rex). She poses with her mother, Linda Westfeldt in the living room of their Prytania Street home. Behind them is a painting of Shelby's grandfather, George Gustav Westfeldt. (Photo by Kathy Anderson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Queen of Carnival 2004 is Katherine Stirling Haygood. (Photo by John McCusker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

As the Rex parade rolls down St. Charles Avenue at the Hotel Intercontinental, Queen of Carnival Katherine Haygood, center, catches beads on the reviewing stand February 24, 2004. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2005 Queen of Carnival Anna Grace LeCorgne. (Photo by Ellis Lucia, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2005 Queen of Carnival Anna Grace LeCorgne with some of the beads she caught February 8, 2005. (Photo by Ellis Lucia, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

His Majesty Rex Michael Joseph Rapier and Queen Anna Grace LeCorgne February 8, 2005. 2005 Queen of Carnival Anna Grace LeCorgne with some of the beads she caught February 8, 2005. (Photo by Dylan Slagle, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2006 Queen of Carnival is Charlotte Favrot Smallpage photographed in the T-P studio Wednesday, February 22, 2006. (Photo by Ellis Lucia, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Queen of Carnival Charlotte Favrot Smallpage and Paul Carr Polk McIlhenny, Rex, February 28, 2006. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2007 Queen of Carnival Brooke Hastings Parker. (Photo by Matt Rose, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex Parade: Queen of Carnival Brooke Hastings Parker catches beads at the viewing stand at the Hotel Intercontinental. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2015 Rex Queen Charlotte Lane Langenstein waves her sceptre at the Mistick Krewe of Comus Ball at the Marriot Hotel. Tuesday, February 17, 2015. ( Photo by Josh Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2008 Queen of Carnival, Ellen Rogers Logan Jan. 30, 2008. (Photo by Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Queen of Carnival, Ellen Rogers Logan, poses for a portrait with her mother, June Logan, January 30, 2008. (Photo by Kathy Anderson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex and Comus Balls. Tuesday February 5, 2008. Rex 2008 John Edward Koerner III and Ellen Rogers Logan, queen of Carnival. (Photo by Daniel Erath, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Amelie Munro Brown, queen of Carnival 2009, photographed in the T-P studio, Wednesday, February 18, 2009. (Photo by Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex's consort Amelie Munro Brown (in white) catches beads while on the reviewing stand outside the Intercontinental Hotel on St. Charles Av. Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, February 24, 2009. (Photo by Ellis Lucia, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex Ball. Rex Queen Amelie Brown and Rex, Thomas Westfeldt II. Tuesday February 24, 2009. (Photo by Daniel Erath, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2010 Queen of Carnival Katherine Saer Duncan Wednesday, February 9, 2010. (Photo by Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rex Robert Hunter Pierson Jr. and queen Katherine Saer Duncan at the Rex Ball, 2010. (Photo by Daniel Erath, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Queen of Carnival, Jane Yvonne White, with Rex, Herschel Abbott Jr., Tuesday March 8, 2011. (Photo by Daniel Erath, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Queen of Carnival, Jane Yvonne White, white outfit, collects flowers from The Jefferson City Buzzards in front of the InterContinental on St. Charles Ave. on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Fat Tuesday March 8, 2011. (Photo by Matthew Hinton, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2012 Queen of Carnival Ella Bright, Wednesday, February 15, 2012. (Photo by John McCusker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2012 Queen of Carnival Ella Bright and Rex, Hardy Fowler. Tuesday February 21, 2012. (Photo by Daniel Erath, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Queen of Carnival 2013 Nina OiBrien Sloss on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Queen of Carnival 2013 Nina OiBrien Sloss with Rex, Bill Hines. Tuesday February 12, 2013. (Photo by Daniel Erath, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

2014 Queen of Carnival Carroll Gelderman at the Comus Ball at the Marriot Hotel. Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (Photo by Josh Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Charlotte Lane "Laney" Langenstein is Queen of Carnival 2015. (Photo by Dinah Rogers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)