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Right on Target: Merida to be Crowned a Disney Princess

Princess Merida as seen on Babble's Disney VoicesYou know that part in Disney-Pixar’s Brave when Merida throws down at the games?

It’s the moment she proclaims, “I am Merida, first born descendant of Clan DunBroch. And I’ll be shooting for my own hand!”

Her feisty spirit more than matches her fiery red hair, and Walt Disney World will celebrate her inner strength, bravery, determination, passion and confidence as she’s officially crowned a Disney Princess.

The royal ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 11, 2013 at Cinderella Castle, with all 10 existing Disney Princesses – Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel – in attendance.

Merida will be the first Disney Princess ever to be crowned at Magic Kingdom.

Over the past several years, the Disney Princess court has expanded to welcome new princess characters – the most recent were Tiana who was welcomed in New York City in 2010; and Rapunzel, who was crowned at London’s Kensington Palace in 2011. With the addition of Merida, the Disney Princess brand will account for 11 princess characters whose stories, personalities and inner qualities inspire little girls everywhere.

That being said, anyone else really hoping Merida forgoes the royal carriage and rides in on Angus?

Photo credit: Disney Parks & Resorts

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