Princess Merida is the 16 year old main character in Disney Pixar’s 2012 movie Brave. She is the daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, living in the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch with her triplet brothers Hamish, Hubert and Harris. Merida, who is pressured by her mother to be a proper princess, instead enjoys horse riding and archery. As Brave unfolds, she must undo a curse on her mother that has turned her into a bear.
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Disney Princesses – Princess Merida is the eleventh official Disney Princess. She is the first princess with red hair, the first from Scotland, and the first without a significant love interest.
Other Disney princesses include Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel. Anna and Elsa are the latest to join the ranks of the Disney princesses as Frozen hits the movie theaters in November 2013. As the Disney Princess wikia explains, official Disney princesses must “A) have a primary role in a Disney animated feature film, B) be human or closely human-like (i.e. Ariel), and C) not appear primarily in a sequel.” They do not have to have the title of princess in order to become a member of the group, although most do.