Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A new princess will be officially announced as a Disney Princess in a royal coronation at the Magic kingdom.

Magic Kingdom guests are invited to watch the Disney Princess coronation of Merida on May 11, 2013 at Cinderella Castle. This marks a new landmark in Disney History as Merida is the first non-disney princess to be sworn in. Pixar born Merida, from Brave was also Pixar’s first Fairy tale story translation (Bear and the bow).

MERIDA WALECZNA (BRAVE) 2012

Merida will be Disney’s 11th Princess.

The line up currently consists of:

  1. Snow White
  2. Cinderella
  3. Aurora
  4. Ariel
  5. Belle
  6. Jasmine
  7. Pocahontas
  8. Mulan
  9. Tiana
  10. Rapunzel

I have to admit that I never realised that the Princesses had to be sworn in . I assumed that they were automatically accepted upon creation. Sadly this isn;t true and there are several who haven’t made the grade… yet!

Nancy or Giselle from Enchanted. Although Giselle never actually married her prince she was considered a princess through out the film. In the end Nancy married Edward so is technically a princess that could be added.

Nala. After all she is the co-Lion with The Lion King Simba. Did she skip princess-ness to become a Disney Queen?

Is it a safe bet that Anna from the future release Frozen is to be sworn in?

I can’t help but hope Merida gets her hair tamed for the coronation as in Brave it tends to be a little fly away! As this is a piece of History being made, it is highly likely that Disney will be recording the event, which means that prime viewing spaces may be taken by cameras. Pitch up early to witness the ceremony.