Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses

The court of Disney Princesses was joined by Anika Noni Rose ("Tiana") and a host of celebrity guests as Tiana was officially crowned the ninth member of the beloved Disney Princess Royal Court. A magical ceremony took place in the Grand Ballroom at the historic New York Palace in Manhattan on March 14, 2010. As the newest Disney Princess, Tiana will forever be celebrated and recognized as a Disney Princess across all divisions of the Walt Disney Company and will be included in all Disney Princess merchandise featuring multiple Disney Princess characters. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the red carpet.

Joining Anika Noni Rose in celebration of the coronation was Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Rutherford, Audra McDonald, Nigel Barker, Brent Zachary, Alesandra Ambrosio, Matt Walton, Amy Landecker, additional voice talent from the film Jenifer Lewis ("Mama Odie"), Jennifer Cody ("Charlotte") and Michael Leon Wooley ("Louis") and others, along with Disney Princess cast members Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, and Snow White, and Prince Naveen.

The event celebrated the arrival of The Princess and the Frog on Disney Blu-Ray and DVD, which releases March 16th. As Disney's newest Disney Princess character, Tiana will forever be celebrated as a Disney Princess across all divisions of the Walt Disney Company, and will be included in all Disney Princess merchandise programs featuring multiple Disney Princess characters.

Nominated for three Academy Awards®, The Princess and the Frog transports audiences to glorious, glamorous New Orleans as Tiana, the newest Disney Princess meets her frog prince and gives him the fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical, magical bayous of Louisiana.

Photo Credit: Brian Estrada

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Anika Noni Rose (Voice of Princess Tiana)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Anika Noni Rose (Voice of Princess Tiana)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Anika Noni Rose with Princess Tiana doll

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Jenifer Lewis (Voice of Mama Odie)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Jennifer Cody (Voice of Charlotte)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Michael-Leon Wooley (Voice of Louis)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Kerry Butler with Daughter Segi

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Kerry Butler with Daughter Segi

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Directors John Musker and Ron Clements

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Melissa Joan Hart

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Amy Landecker

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Joumana Kidd

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Matt Walton with Family

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Kelly Rutherford with Daughter Helena

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Alesandra Ambrosio with Daughter Anja

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Alesandra Ambrosio with Daughter Anja

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Brent Zarchary with Son

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Miss Teen USA Stormi Henley

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Miss USA Kristen Dalton

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Nigel Barker with Wife Cristen Chin and Children Jack and Jasmine

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses
Disney Princesses Resting!

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose and 'Princess Tiana' Join Royal Court of Disney Princesses



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