Merida Becomes Newest Disney Princess

Merida’s Celebration Ceremony Video:

Walt Disney World crowned its newest princess today, Princess Merida from Brave. Her mother, Queen Elinor, made her first public appearance.

The ceremony took place at the Magic Kingdom.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Olympic Gold-Medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and her mother participated in the celebration by sharing their mother-daughter story.

Merida's Royal Celebration

All the Disney Princesses were in attendance and introduced one at a time.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Snow White

Merida's Royal Celebration

Cinderella

Merida's Royal Celebration

Aurora

Merida's Royal Celebration

Ariel

Merida's Royal Celebration

Belle

Merida's Royal Celebration

Jasmine

Merida's Royal Celebration

Pocahontas

Merida's Royal Celebration

Mulan

Merida's Royal Celebration

Princess Tiana

Merida's Royal Celebration

Rapunzel (who received a roaring welcome)

Merida's Royal Celebration

With all the princesses on stage, it was time to crown Disney’s newest princess.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida arrived in true-style riding her horse and accompanied by Scottish Bagpipes, dancers and banners

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida is welcomed to the stage.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Queen Elinore performs the official duties of crowning Merida.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

“I AM MERIDA!”, the newest princess proclaimed.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

And of course, no appearance by Merida would be complete without her bow.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration
All the princesses gather around for their first official photo together.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Gabby Douglas poses with Merida and Princess Tiana.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Queen Elinore is very proud of her daughter.

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

Merida's Royal Celebration

After the ceremony, the princesses gathered on the castle lawn for another photograph. Pictured with the princesses are Rosie and Sophie Grace (from the Ellen Show)

Merida's Royal Celebration

Sophia Grace and Rosie (The Ellen Show) Perform a Princess Rap for Merida!

Spotlight on Queen Elinor:

5 Replies to “Merida Becomes Newest Disney Princess”

  1. Thank you for these fantastic photos! I felt like I was there.

    I’d give my high teeth for a photo with all the princesses. My 10 year-old love horses and was so excited to see Merida on her horse! What a fun celebration!

  2. Hi,
    Just in case you don’t watch the Ellen DeGenerous Show the two little girls pictured with the lovely Princess’s are Sofia Grace and Rosie from the UK. Ellen has them on the show often and she has sent them to DL and last week she told them they were going to WDW.
    They are so sweet.

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