It’s official! During a magical ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort, Merida, from the Disney·Pixar’s Academy Award® winning film, “Brave,” was welcomed into the Disney Princess Royal Court and crowned the 11th Disney Princess.
Hundreds of park guests looked on as Merida was led in by a troop of Scottish dancers and an authentic pipe and drum band. Instead of the traditional horse-and-carriage arrival and in true Merida fashion (of course) she made her own path, making her way to Cinderella’s Castle. The event was a touching moment between mother and daughter as Queen Elinor crowned Merida. The super adorable British singers and TV personalities of “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, Sophie Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, took to the stage for a performance all their own. It was most definitely an event to remember! Here are some of the highlights from the festivities.
Mother's Day Weekend 2013 - Merida Is Crowned Princess!
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Love this shot of Merida riding in on her trusty horse Angus.
Merida & Angus
Merida waves to the crowd as she makes her way to Cinderella’s Castle.
Here She Comes!
She looks excited doesn’t she? I certainly would be if I were becoming a Disney Princess!
Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland
Those sweet girls you’ve seen on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” made a special appearance during the celebrations and performed a song for the audience.
Guests of Honour
Gymnastics Gold Medalist and All-Around champion, Gabby Douglas, hosted the celebration accompanied by her mother
Merida's Royal Celebration
In what was most certainly one of the most touching moments of the day, Merida hugs her mother Queen Elinor after being crowned princess.
One Of My Favourites
This is my favorite shot of the entire day. Merida with her mom. What a fabulous Mother’s Day that must have been for her!
A celebration at Disney World isn’t complete without a show of fireworks!
All 11 Princesses
Each and every princess was on hand to welcome Merida into the Royal Court.
Strike a Pose!
Gabby Douglas poses with Merida inside Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom.
Along with the guests at Walt Disney World, over 200 mom bloggers who were taking part in the Disney Social Media Moms conference looked on as Merida was crowned princess.
Mom & Daughter
Such a sweet shot! Love this photo of Queen Elinor hugging her daughter Merida after crowning her princess.
Although there are only 11 Disney Princesses, two British princesses joined the celebration. TV personalities Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, posed for a photo.
What a dream!
Mothers & Daughters
Gymnastics Gold Medalist and All-Around champion, Gabby Douglas, hosted the celebration accompanied by her mother.
All photos courtesy of Disney