Disney will Honor Rapunzel to Disney Princess Royal Court

Big Disney Princess news!

Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011.

Mandy Moore, the voice of Rapunzel

Even cooler?

This special coronation and celebration of Miss Rapunzel will take place at  Kensington Palace in London.  I find this even more exciting &  fascinating given the recent Royal Wedding that has captured the attention of the world – and myself!

Disney chose Kensington Palace 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. All ten Disney Princess characters will take part in the royal celebration and will be joined by VIPs, celebrities and little princesses from across the globe in festivities including a procession through Hyde Park, party activities and a welcoming ceremony.

This whole event sounds so magical! And guess what?

One lucky family has a chance to win a trip to attend this celebration.

For a chance to win a trip to London to attend Rapunzel’s coronation and celebration at Kensington Palace, take a peek at entry details for Disney’s My Princess Moment Online Video Contest here. 

Did you know that Tangled is one of the top ten grossing Disney movies of all time ahead of Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Cars and Toy Story 2???

This movie has universal appeal for the entire family. My husband loved it when we saw it in the theater.  My 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter went crazy for the preview trailers for months – then were captivated by the movie in theaters and again on DVD. And of course  Moms everywhere I know loved it too!

Here’s my Kenzie dressing up as Rapunzel when we went to see it in the theater last year.

Here’s some more details about the Rapunzel celebration from Disney’s official press release: 

“Once Rapunzel becomes an official member of the Disney Princess court, she will be celebrated and recognized as such across Disney, and will be included in all Disney Princess products featuring multiple characters, in addition to her own merchandise line. Plus, across all Disney Parks, Rapunzel will for the first time wear her royal tiara, stolen from the kingdom by Flynn Rider in the Tangled.” said Mary Beech, vice president of girls franchise development and marketing at Disney Consumer Products. “With London knowing a thing or two about bringing royal celebrations to a worldwide audience, it seemed only fitting for the city to become the stage for the celebration to welcome Rapunzel into our own Disney Princess royal court. We are inviting girls from across the globe to welcome each Disney Princess character to the Palace and celebrate with Rapunzel on her special day.”

Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces has joined with Disney to help stage the event, in a collaboration that aims to encourage children all over the world to explore the stories behind the real kings, queens, princes and princesses alongside Disney’s. “Our aim is to help everyone explore the stories of how monarchs and other royals have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built,” said Ruth Gill, Head of Interpretation at Historic Royal Palaces. “Kensington Palace has always been a place of spectacle, beauty and majesty, and home to many inspirational real-life Princesses. We are therefore delighted to celebrate our relationship with Disney by hosting this magical event that will welcome Rapunzel as the 10th member of the Disney Princess royal court.”

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