She was already a princess and a general, but Carrie Fisher is now officially a Disney Legend as well — something her daughter, Billie Lourd, expressed gratitude for in a touching note.
Lourd posted a photo to Instagram on Saturday showing her, Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher’s mom and Lourd’s grandmother, posing with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a day after her mother was inducted as a Disney Legend in a ceremony as part of Disney’s D23 Expo.
“My mom and I went to Disneyland so much that I now realize she may have loved it even more than I did,” she wrote. “Thank you so much to [Disney] for making my mom the ultimate Disney combo: a princess and now a legend.”
Lourd was not in attendance on Friday when Fisher and 10 others were inducted as Disney Legends but sent a letter (read aloud by Disney CEO Bob Iger) that echoed those same sentiments. “We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize that she might have even loved it more than I did,” she wrote. “So becoming a part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her. She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream.”
Fisher died in December at the age of 60, a day before her mother’s death at age 84. The Star Wars actress will appear as General Leia once more in the upcoming The Last Jedi, in theaters this December. Behind-the-scenes footage from that film was also shown on Saturday at D23.