Rapunzel Visits Famous London Landmarks Before This Weekend’s Royal Celebration At Kensington Palace

This is the weekend Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character during a special, high profile, star-studded celebration at Kensington Palace in London, England. Rapunzel flew in a little early to visit various landmarks and tour the area. On September 26th, the day of her arrival, Rapunzel was spotted visiting the Salt Tower at the Tower of London, on the 27th she made a special stop at Covent Garden (one of my favorite places in London) to see the rich cultural offerings of London’s popular marketplace and on the 28th she took a break by the Thames to admire Tower Bridge.

Yesterday and today, the Princess enjoyed the view of Trafalgar Square, posing in front of Nelson’s Column for a picture and then made her final stop to admire Big Ben before heading to Kensington Palace. In just two more days 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. Celebrities such as Nicole Richie and her family, as well as chef Jaime Oliver will attend.

If you were wondering who won the “Princess Moment” video contest, Disney selected a U.S. family from Centreville, V.A., who won a special dream vacation to attend the event in London. Along with their mother, Laurie Senio, the three little girls, Allie (age 8), Sammie and Katie (age 3), will attend this weekend’s festivities.

If you happen to be in the area, there will be a procession of all ten Disney Princesses through Kensington Gardens, just prior to the event which everyone can attend for free and without a ticket. The procession will start at 1pm at Queen’s Gate and finish at 1:30pm at Kensington Palace.

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