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Mardi Gras: Why I make trains for kings and queens

The city of Mobile in Alabama has its own special royal touch every year when its Mardi Gras king and queen are crowned.

A highlight of the event is the beautiful costumes including the 18ft (5.5m) long trains.

The Travel Show speaks to Patricia Halsell-Richardson, a Mardi Gras designer who makes the costumes.

This film was made in February 2020 before the coronavirus lockdown.

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