The Qualities of a Princess and Merida’s Royal Celebration

I just returned home from the Disney Social Media Moms celebration in Orlando, and have so much I want to share with you about Disney and my experience at the conference. One of the most special moments of the celebration for me began with a royal invitation I received prior to the conference. It was an invitation to attend an especially “brave” ceremony in the Magic Kingdom – a regal celebration to officially welcome Merida into the Disney Princess royal court. Watching all the other Disney Princesses welcome Merida into the royal court got me to thinking about the qualities of a Princess, and not the spoiled superficial “princess” you might automatically think of.

The Qualities of a Princess

Just about every little girl grows up dreaming about being a princess, dressing up in gowns and crowns. But being a princess is so much more than playing dress up. Being a princess means that you are kind, brave, passionate, and confident.

A princess takes pride in the way she presents herself and in who she is, but much more. A princess does not define herself by clothing and makeup, rather by attitude, morals and life choices.

A princess is kind and loving.

A princess is loyal and faithful.

A princess does not gossip.

A princess is fair.

A princess is humble.

A princess is respectful.

A princess is strong.

A princess is brave.

A princess is passionate.

A princess is confident.

Merida’s Royal Celebration celebrated not her undeniable beauty, but her inner qualities of strength, bravery, determination, passion and confidence. The celebration began with some real life princesses. We were greeted by Princess Sophia Grace and Princess Rosie who have become famous through the television show Ellen. They were so adorable as they entertained us with a rap song.

The Qualities of a Princess

Special guest of the ceremony was American Olympic Gymnast and Gold Medal Winner Gabby Douglas, and her mother Natalie. Gabby is undeniably a princess and good role model who has inspired many young girls throughout the world. It was so nice to see Gabby share that special moment on stage with her mother, who has been a strong role model for her.

The Qualities of a Princess

The crowd of invited guest became so excited when Merida, in true Merida fashion, rode up on horse back to the celebration. She was stunning!

The Qualities of a Princess

The Qualities of a Princess

When I first saw the movie “Brave” I knew right away that Merida would be my favorite Disney Princess. I love that she is a real girl with faults, who learns from her mistakes. Like all teenagers, Merida needed some guidance from her mother and I was so happy to see Merida’s Mother join her on stage for the ceremony. It was truly magical.

The Qualities of a Princess

The Qualities of a Princess

Merida is one of 11 Disney Princess characters whose stories, personalities, and inner qualities serve as role models throughout the world. It was a dream to see all of the Disney Princess on stage together celebrating Merida as one of their own in the Disney Princess royal court.

The Qualities of a Princess

I was joined by my sisters for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and we wore our tiaras proudly on that day. My sisters are all princesses. They are loving wives and mothers, and good and loyal friends. They have bravely triumphed over obstacles and struggles, and are confident in who they are. I was truly honored to be in the presence of my sisters on that day, along with Merida and all the Disney Princesses.

The Qualities of a Princess

What are some of your princess qualities?

disclosure: I attended the Disney Social Media Conference and received discounted rates and tickets to various events and attractions. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I love that Merida is now a princess. I loved loved loved Brave and thought much like you that she would be the next princess and one of my favorites. I love her sense of adventure and never give up spirit. I also love that she learns from her mistakes. That too me is what a real princess is about.

  2. What an exciting event to have been able to attend! I too love Brave and Merida. Your pictures are amazing!

  3. How amazing! I have to admit, I kinda got a little teary eyed reading your post and seeing the pictures. I love that Merida is a princess that does not need a prince! SheI think that’s an amazing message to send to little girls. How fun!

  4. SO exciting!! As the mom of two boys, we don’t know much about Princesses around here, but we sure love Merida! What an experience for you!

  5. What a cool event! I love all the Disney princesses and especially love Merida! I think it’s so important to encourage moral character among girls of all ages!

  6. I love all of the princesses- love all the pics! &I love what you said about being what a princess is.

  7. I have to say, that has to be one of the coolest jobs in the world!

  8. Look at you and your sweet sisters. So fun! It’s really neat to see all the princesses with their similarities and differences there!

  9. Tammy S says:

    What a neat experience. Seeing a Disney Princess become an official Princess. It’s every little girls dream come true.

  10. We just watched Brave tonight. So awesome!

  11. What a super cool ceremony!!

  12. Integrity. It is a quality, gift, and strength that will never go out of style.

    You look like you had such a wonderful time!

  13. How fun! Such a spectacle. You remind me that I haven’t been to Disney World for years and really I’ve got to get back there!

  14. Love this, what a fun experience that must have been. I agree with your princess qualities and think that respectful is definitely high on the list of great qualities for princesses and everyone. :)

  15. Sounds like an amazing time! Congrats for having the chance for such an awesome opportunity!

  16. I bet that was an awesome event. I will be at Disney very soon.

  17. Oh lucky you, I would have loved to have been there, perhaps one day?

  18. What an amazing event and I love the pictures! Those are the perfect qualities!

  19. How fun! These qualities are important for everyone – not just princesses.

  20. What an exciting event!! I love Disney Princesses, and Merida is quickly becoming a new favorite!

  21. What a fun event!

  22. this is so not Meridian but i want her hair.

  23. What fun – I had several friends attend and it looked like you guys had a lot of fun

  24. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I agree about your quaities for a princess and I love that Merida is a princess. The celebration you attende looked very enjoyable.

  25. I seriously have goosebumps! The description and the photos of this even are amazing. What fun way to introduce a new princess to Disney World.

  26. Michelle H. says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful time. Disney does such a great job with their casts. The princesses look great.

  27. Kate F. says:

    That looks like such a fun event! I loved Sophia Grace and Rosie on Ellen – they’re adorable!

  28. Holly Thomas says:

    It looks and sounds like you had a really good time!!

  29. The princesses are gorgeous, especially Tiana and Merida!

  30. Sarah L says:

    What a great ceremony you got to see. Glad your sisters could be with you.

  31. Looks like you had a great time!

  32. It looks like you had a great time! I love Brave.

  33. Whoa, they really went all out. I’m so glad you got to witness it firsthand! As for qualities, I think these two can describe me:
    A princess is loyal and faithful.
    A princess is fair.

  34. Gabby looks beautiful — and I want Merida’s hair!

  35. Awesome! Love M! What a great way to welcome her into the Disney court!

  36. How fun!!! I would have loved to seen that.

  37. I never realised that Princesses have so many great qualities.

    It would be such a great day to be surrounded with so many strong role models, and everyone looks so stunning.

  38. Donna L says:

    How exciting! It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  39. I have all the princess qualities listed above, but, I must admit that I do gossip at times (who doesn’t)

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