Carrie Fisher, who famously played Princess Leia in The Star Wars films, has officially been named a Disney legend, just seven months after her tragic passing. 


The actress sadly passed away back in December 2016, a day before her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away. 


It was an extremely difficult time for the family, especially Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd, who is also an actress. 


However, today the family are honoured by Disney, and Carrie Fisher's legacy has been cemented in Disney history. 


Billie took to Instagram to thank Disney for naming her late mum as a legend, saying:


“We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize that she might have even loved it more than I did. 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.”


In addition, Carrie's longtime co-star, Mark Hamill was also honoured by Disney, and of course he gave a heartwarming speech about his relationship with the late actress:


“I would love to give my deepest respects for the super cool space sis I have in Carrie Frances Fisher,” the actor who plays Luke Skywalker said.



“I loved her. And we were like siblings. The good and the bad! We’d have huge fights and not speak to one another. But we loved each other, and what a great thrill it was to come back in The Force Awakens at that time in our lives.


There was a comfort level with each other. We could rely on each other. And there was a deep respect."


What a lovely story!