August 7, 2004 – The World Premiere of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is held at the AMC Downtown Disney Theaters
“Well, I think you should try to be princess for as long as you can, but inevitably you must accept responsibility and become a queen. Once that happens, true greatness can be achieved. So in my opinion I think it’s better to be queen.” – Actress Anne Hathaway
On August 7, 2004, the world premiere for the feature film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement was held at the AMC Downtown Disney Theaters in Disneyland. Many characters from Disney films were present, including Mickey and friends, as well as several of the Disney Princesses and their princes. Several celebrities were in attendance to view the film, including Marcia Gay Harden, Emma Roberts, and Ed Begley Jr. Many members of the cast and crew were on hand for the event, including director Garry Marshall, executive producer Whitney Houston, and actors Chris Pine, Julie Andrews, and Anne Hathaway. American Idol Winner Kelly Clarkson, whose single “Breakaway” is featured in the film, also made an appearance at the premiere. The film would have its general release on August 11.