On Sunday (October 2nd) in London, Rapunzel was crowned as the 10th Disney Princess at a star-studded VIPÂ celebration at Kensington Palace in London, UK and my sister and 5 1/2 year old niece were there to celebrate with her right next to Nicole Richie and her family!
Little princesses from across the globe watched Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana with British teenager and rising star Shannon Saunders sang Disney Princess\’ new signature theme, The Glow.
The procession through Kensington Gardens was watched by thousands of Disney fans waving flags and lining the parade route to welcome Rapunzel and the other Disney Princess characters in their horse-drawn carriages.
In a world first, Kensington Palace, was chosen by Disney as the perfect location for this magical welcoming ceremony of a Disney Princess, as it has been the home of many real life Princesses over the centuries.
“Rapunzel\’s royal celebration at Kensington Palace was truly a meaningful and important event in the history of Disney Princess,” said Bob Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Since the release of Tangled, Princess Rapunzel\’s inquisitive and energetic personality has filled the hearts and homes of little girls around the world.”
My niece adores Rapunzel and walks around the house with her long Rapunzel fake hair whenever she can and she said that the day was one where “all her dreams came true.”
To kick off her celebration, Rapunzel arrived in London a week early to do some sightseeing and visited a famous London landmark every day. You can view Rapunzel\’s royal journey picture gallery at Facebook.com/DisneyLiving and see the newest Disney Princess visiting Salt Tower at the Tower of London, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge at Thames River and Big Ben.
Watch the News Reel of the day:
Thank you Disney for creating such a magical day for my sister and niece and little princess around the globe!
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