Rapunzel, the long-locked heroine of “Tangled,” is poised to become the 10th Disney Princess with this weekend’s welcoming ceremony at London’s Kensington Palace.
To mark such a happy occasion, this week Rapunzel has been taking a grand tour of London. Every day, she has visited a famous London landmark, capturing memories of her journey in photos.
On Sept. 29, Rapunzel was treated to the sight of Trafalgar Square, where she posed for a photo in front of Nelson’s Column.
Rapunzel has also been spotted at the following London sites:
- Monday, Sept. 26: Salt Tower at The Tower of London.
- Tuesday, Sept. 27: Covent Garden, the popular marketplace
- Wednesday, Sept. 28: Tower Bridge, with its view of the Thames River
Click for the photo gallery of Rapunzel’s London journey.
With so many potential places to visit, who knows where she’ll appear tomorrow? Check back tomorrow for the update.
Update, Sept. 30: Rapunzel visited Big Ben, posing for a picture on the Westminster Bridge.
To follow Rapunzel’s journey, and to celebrate her becoming the 10th Disney Princess, follow #RapunzelCelebration on Twitter.
Rapunzel to be welcomed as 10th Disney Princess
Disney fans can be certain, however, where she will be Sunday. On Oct. 2, 2011, Rapunzel will grace Kensington Palace, the site of her welcoming ceremony and the highlight of Rapunzel’s Royal Celebration.
Rapunzel’s welcoming ceremony will be preceded by a Disney Princess processional, a royal parade worthy of a princess and which includes a horse-drawn carriage. The public is invited, for free and without a need for a ticket, to watch the event. Beginning at 1 p.m. GMT, the processional will march from Queen’s Gate to Kensington Palace.
The processional will be followed by a number of activities and events for those invited to the welcoming ceremony, including more than 100 little princesses from around the globe.
For more information on the event, including an official map, visit the official Rapunzel Celebration page.
The welcoming ceremony marks Rapunzel officially joining the Disney Princess royal court, which consists of Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. As a Disney Princess, Rapunzel will be recognized across the wide world of Disney, such as being included in all Disney Princess products and having her own merchandise line.
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