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Rapunzel's Royal Celebration: The Inside Scoop

Rapunzel officially became the 10th Disney Princess this past weekend, with a royal celebration at London’s Kensington Palace. My daughter and I were lucky enough to attend Rapunzel’s inauguration, and it would be accurate to say that the ceremony was the highlight of Scarlet’s three and a half years on this earth. All 10 princesses were in attendance, and the Disney magic was in full effect. Check out the crowd and some of my behind the scenes pictures after the jump…

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  • Snow White 1 of 13
    Snow White
    My daughter was especially excited to see Show White.
  • At the Palace 2 of 13
    At the Palace
    After entering the Kensington Palace grounds, the princesses gathered on the steps of Orangerie for a private party with little girls from all over the world.
  • Rapunzel Arrives 3 of 13
    Rapunzel Arrives
    Every princess traveled through Hyde Park in her own horse drawn carriage through a sea of screaming girls, with Rapunzel arriving last for her inauguration.
  • Sleeping Beauty 4 of 13
    Sleeping Beauty
    But Aurora's pink dress was most assuredly her favorite outfit of the day.
  • Beauty & The Beast 5 of 13
    Beauty & The Beast
    Belle made a big impression with her lovely yellow gown.
  • The Crowd 6 of 13
    The Crowd
    The excitement in the park was palpable as little girls (and boys, and moms) swooned over the Disney magic.
  • Tangled 7 of 13
    Tangled
    Rapunzel's hair was long, lovely, and awash in beads, butterflies, and dazzling sparkles.
  • Celebs 8 of 13
    Celebs
    Nicole Richie and family were on the scene, with Harlow and Sparrow looking on.
  • Princess & the Frog 9 of 13
    Princess & the Frog
    Scarlet's favorite princess, Tiana, looked ravishing in her green dress.
  • My Princess 10 of 13
    My Princess
    During Rapunzel's inauguration ceremony, the girls waited on little pink carpets. Scarlet examined her program so carefully, running her finger over each princess while reciting her name.
  • Princess Joy 11 of 13
    Princess Joy
    Several times during the program, Scarlet lept from her seat, ran over to me and said MOMMY I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!
  • The Happy Crowd 12 of 13
    The Happy Crowd
    Each of the gaggle of girls in attendance at the ceremony wore a sparkly dress - it was cuteness overload.
  • Joy 13 of 13
    Joy
    You've never seen so much wonder in one room.
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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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