Royalty

Vintage Mud Queen trophy

It All Started In The Mud

Once upon a time, the crown jewel of San Antonio, known as the River Walk, had its’ magical water drained annually for one week. The citizens and visitors became sad their beautiful river contained only mud. To bring joy to the good people, the citizens pledged nickels to elect a Mud King and Queen who reigned over the week of mud. The money provided mirth and merriment along the River Walk once refilled. All rejoiced! Through the years, the river required less draining and the tradition of Mud King and Queen sadly ended in 1986.

About Royalty

Since 1987 River Walk Royalty began serving for a full calendar year. Throughout their reign, they serve as ambassadors for the San Antonio River Walk . Each year candidates work to raise money for local hospitality and architectural preservation scholarships.  Nominees are announced in June and have eight months to fundraise for their “position” on the royal court. Titles are awarded based on the amount of  money raised for King and Queen, Prince and Princess, Duke and Duchess, Count and Countess. A Royal Coronation ceremony occurs at the Mardi Gras Celebration, kicking off the Mardi Gras Parade on the river. Royalty make appearances not only at River Walk events but at various occasions throughout the city. Royalty campaigning is a large fundraising activity. Not only is being a River Walk Royal a great honor, but it is also a responsibility. One must perfect the royal wave, ride in countless parades, and look great wearing a crown.

2024 Royal Court

Bo Vasquez

Bo Vasquez

King
Jen Monserrat

Jennifer Monserrat

Queen
Victor M Garcia

Victor M Garcia

Prince
Annette Flores

Annette Flores

Princess
Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin

Duke
Brenda Trevino

Brenda Trevino

Duchess
Kristi Waters

Kristi Waters

Countess
Daniel Casillas

Daniel Garcia Casillas

Count
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