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Mouse Skywalker
06-14-2011, 08:30 AM
'Rapunzel's Royal Celebration' To Take Place At Kensington Palace In London, UK Girls From Across The Globe & Every Disney Princess Character To Join The Festivities

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From Disney Consumer Products press release:
London, UK — June 14, 2011 - 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. Little princesses from across the globe will watch Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana.

In a world first, Kensington Palace, London, UK, 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.

"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."

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.

Each Disney Princess character has a unique story that empowers girls to imagine and live their very own fairy tales. Rapunzel is a modern heroine — she may have lived her entire life locked inside a hidden tower but Rapunzel is no damsel in distress. The girl with 70 feet of glowing, magical hair is an energetic, inquisitive young lady who fills her days with art, books and imagination. She is full of curiosity about the outside world and can't help but feel her true destiny lies outside of the lonely tower walls.

Kensington Palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century and is famed for its associations with Princesses. Princess Victoria (later Queen Victoria, Britain's longest reigning monarch) was born at Kensington Palace on 24th May 1819 and was christened the following month in the Cupola Room. Her love for the palace ensured the renovations of the State Apartments in 1897 which were opened to the public on Queen Victoria's 80th birthday. Today, parts of Kensington Palace continue to serve as residences for members of the Royal Family. The best known resident in recent years was Diana, Princess of Wales, who occupied apartments in the north-west part of the palace from 1981-1997.

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Mandy Moore, voice of Rapunzel from the Disney film "Tangled," with Disney Store's limited edition Rapunzel doll.

baby1disney
06-14-2011, 10:06 AM
This is sooo awesome!!! I Love how Disney tries and gets all the different nationalities of princesses for little girls!! One more reason why I love them soo much. I wonder when/what will be the next princess!! Is there a culture that they haven't touched yet?? I can't think of one off the top of my head yet..

mjaclyn
06-14-2011, 10:16 AM
That is SO cool!! I wish I was closer to the UK!

sayhello
06-14-2011, 11:53 AM
That is SO cool!! I wish I was closer to the UK!I wish it was a month earlier! I'll be there September 2nd!

Sayhello

Mouse Skywalker
06-14-2011, 11:55 AM
I wish it was a month earlier! I'll be there September 2nd!

SayhelloI was thinking of that! I really can't believe Disney didn't consult the DIS Unplugged London/Paris ABD trip schedule to coordinate the event.

Oh wait... maybe they did ;) Maybe that's why it's Oct 2 instead of Sept 2...

sayhello
06-14-2011, 12:41 PM
I was thinking of that! I really can't believe Disney didn't consult the DIS Unplugged London/Paris ABD trip schedule to coordinate the event.

Oh wait... maybe they did ;) Maybe that's why it's Oct 2 instead of Sept 2...:sad1:

Sayhello

Mouse Skywalker
06-14-2011, 12:45 PM
:sad1:

SayhelloAwww, that was just meant to be a joke. Thinking that Disney knows what a boisterous and fun group is coming to London/Paris. I wasn't trying to be mean...

sayhello
06-14-2011, 01:16 PM
Awww, that was just meant to be a joke. Thinking that Disney knows what a boisterous and fun group is coming to London/Paris. I wasn't trying to be mean...I know! :lovestruc I was joking, too!

I don't think DLP has a clue what's going to hit them!!!

Sayhello

wishspirit
06-14-2011, 01:18 PM
Oooh, I wonder if tickets are available?

BriarRosie
06-14-2011, 01:57 PM
I wish it was a month earlier! I'll be there September 2nd!

Sayhello

I bet there's about 26 people thinking that same thought, Tobi. :rolleyes1

Mouse Skywalker
06-14-2011, 02:19 PM
I know! :lovestruc I was joking, too!

I don't think DLP has a clue what's going to hit them!!!

Sayhello :thumbsup2

Oooh, I wonder if tickets are available?Oooh, Kate - you could cover it for us! GKTW fundraiser possibility, somehow???

wishspirit
06-14-2011, 06:16 PM
:thumbsup2

Oooh, Kate - you could cover it for us! GKTW fundraiser possibility, somehow???

If I can get in, I'll cover it! Not sure how I'd make it into a fundraiser though! :confused:

Mouse Skywalker
06-14-2011, 06:29 PM
If I can get in, I'll cover it! Not sure how I'd make it into a fundraiser though! :confused:yeah, I'm not really sure either except for going with your hat in hand and asking the princesses to donate. Heck, they're princesses! They can spare a bauble or two!

Mouse Skywalker
09-27-2011, 08:18 AM
If I can get in, I'll cover it! Not sure how I'd make it into a fundraiser though! :confused:Hi Kate, turns out you don't need a ticket to get in to see this.

Posted on Disney's UK website:
http://www.disney.co.uk/princess/rapunzel/rapunzel-celebration/

Before the start of the event there will be a Disney Princess horse drawn carriage procession through Kensington Gardens which everyone can attend for free and without a ticket. This is the very first time a Disney procession will take place in central London so make sure the date is in your diary. The procession will start at 1pm at Queen’s Gate and finish at 1:30pm at Kensington Palace. The best place to stand to watch the Disney Princesses is along Mount Walk, near Kensington Palace. Everyone is welcome! See Parade Map for more details.

Here's the parade map:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/map.jpg

Mouse Skywalker
09-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Rapunzel Has Arrived in London For Her Royal Celebration at Kensington Palace on October 2nd;
Rapunzel's Hair Cascades Off the Salt Tower

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/i-TGSq7m8-L.jpg
Photo Credit: onEdition

From Disney's Press Release:
LONDON, UK (Sep. 26, 2011) –Today Rapunzel's hair was spotted flowing off the Salt Tower at The Tower of London. The future princess has arrived to do some sightseeing around London before she is officially welcomed as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, that will take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rapunzel will be visiting famous London landmarks every day this week (9/26-9/30) and taking pictures along her journey.

For her celebration, little princesses from across the globe will watch Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. As 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 film.

Mouse Skywalker
09-27-2011, 08:27 AM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/2_rapunzel.jpg
Photo Credit: onEdition

From Disney's Press Release:
Rapunzel is out and about in London and made a special stop at Covent Garden to see the rich cultural offerings of London’s popular marketplace. Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a celebration at Kensington Palace, to take place in front of a global audience on October 2, 2011.

GaSleepingBeautyFan
09-27-2011, 03:34 PM
This is all pretty cool but she had her hair cut off at the end of the movie so shouldn't she actually have short brunette hair at this point?

:joker:

disprincessatheart
09-27-2011, 05:56 PM
This is all pretty cool but she had her hair cut off at the end of the movie so shouldn't she actually have short brunette hair at this point?

:joker:

Well there's that and did you SEE the hair in that last shot? It looks like 100 dogs tails tied together. I mean why is it so shaggy? :scared1:

Mouse Skywalker
09-27-2011, 06:58 PM
Well there's that and did you SEE the hair in that last shot? It looks like 100 dogs tails tied together. I mean why is it so shaggy? :scared1:That's funny! :lmao:

Mouse Skywalker
09-28-2011, 08:07 AM
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Photo Credit: onEdition

From Disney's Press Release:
SEPTEMBER 28: During her sightseeing adventures, Rapunzel takes a break by the Thames where she can admire Tower Bridge.

Mouse Skywalker
09-29-2011, 06:56 PM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/i-CkGGZX4-L.jpg
Photo Credit: onEdition

From Disney's Press Release:
SEPTEMBER 29: Rapunzel enjoys the view of Trafalgar Square and poses for a photo in front of Nelson’s Column.

Mouse Skywalker
09-30-2011, 09:06 AM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/i-hQHR8TV-L.jpg
Photo Credit: onEdition

From Disney's Press Release:
SEPTEMBER 30: Rapunzel admires one of the world’s most famous clocks, Big Ben, as her sightseeing adventures come to an end. She poses for a quick picture on Westminster Bridge before heading to Kensington Palace to start preparing for her royal celebration.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/i-rXMHX4L-L.jpg
Photo Credit: onEdition

Disney Khi
10-01-2011, 03:28 AM
This is all pretty cool but she had her hair cut off at the end of the movie so shouldn't she actually have short brunette hair at this point?

:joker:

I always think of this when I see Rapunzel merchandise! It makes me sort of batty. It's like Disney didn't even see their own movie's end! I actually do understand why they do it from a marketing standpoint, but still.

thehowells
10-01-2011, 05:14 AM
this is being held on my anniversarry

Mouse Skywalker
10-03-2011, 06:01 AM
Rapunzel Welcomed As 10th Disney Princess, Watched By The World's Media And Celebrities

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Photo Credit: onEdition

'Rapunzel's Royal Celebration' Took Place at Kensington Palace in London, UK

From Disney's Press Release:
London, UK — 2 October 2011 — Disney today officially welcomed Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, which took place in front of a global audience at Kensington Palace in London. 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. British teenager and rising star Shannon Saunders sang Disney Princess' new signature theme, The Glow.

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Photo Credit: onEdition

The procession through Kensington Gardens was watched by an estimated over 10,000 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.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/Rapunzel/Rapunzel_Sunday_M8455.jpg
Photo Credit: onEdition

"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."

Over 100 girls from over 25 countries dressed as little princesses joined the festivities and witnessed the crowning of Rapunzel by Fairy God Mother and Flynn Rider. The celebrations continued with a fun filled afternoon from lantern making to storytelling. Celebrities in attendance included from the United States, Nicole Richie with husband Joel Madden and their son and daughter; from the UK, Peter Andre, Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis; from Brazil, Ticiane Pinheiro Justus; from Italy, Laura Chiatti.

"Today's celebration was vibrant, energetic and fun, just like our newest addition to the Disney Princess family herself," said Anne Gates, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Disney Consumer Products. "Girls everywhere have admired Princess Rapunzel for her curiosity and imagination and now they can continue to celebrate her strengths and story with her induction into the Disney Princess royal court."

Each Disney Princess character has a unique story that empowers girls to imagine and live their very own fairy tales. Rapunzel is a modern heroine - she may have lived her entire life locked inside a hidden tower but Rapunzel is no damsel in distress. The girl with 70 feet of glowing, magical hair is an upbeat young lady who fills her days with art, books and imagination. She is full of curiosity about the outside world and can't help but feel her true destiny lies outside of the lonely tower walls.