Everyone loves the Disney Princesses! They get all the adulation. All the limelight. But it’s time to give some a shoutout to the guys of Disney…the Disney Princes!
They come in all sorts of personalities – silly, shy, pompous, quiet – but they all have one thing in common – in the end they are heroes and loved by all!
Official Disney Prince List
There are 10 people considered to be Disney Princes. Princess Merida and Princess Moana do not have princes. The official Disney princes are:
- Prince Ferdinand/Florian
- Prince Charming
- Prince Philip
- Prince Naveen
- Flynn Rider
- Prince Adam
- Prince Eric
- Li Shang
- John Smith
Just like the Princesses, everyone has a favorite and so we are going to go through the Princes in no particular order.
Prince Ferdinand/Florian from Snow White And The 7 Dwarfs
Who is Prince Ferdinand’s Disney Princess?
Prince Ferdinands Disney Princess is Snow White.
Referred to as just “The Prince,” Prince Ferdinand (also known as Florian) is from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. We are never told his name in the movie!
Snow White Synopsis
Snow White ran away into the forest after being threatened with death by the evil queen. In the forest, she finds the cottage where the seven dwarfs live.
The seven dwarfs take her in. One day while they are at work, the Evil Queen shows up, disguised as an old hag. She convinces Snow White to eat a poison apple. Snow White falls into a deep slumber.
The Seven Dwarfs build her a glass coffin and keep watch over her. One day, the Prince shows up….one kiss is all it took for them to live happily ever after!
Fun Facts About Prince Ferdinand
- He was the first ever Disney Prince, but he didn’t make much of an appearance in the film!
- The Prince appears in the beginning of the movie, singing with Snow White, and at the end of the movie where he rescues Snow White from her stepmother’s curse.
Prince Charming from Cinderella
Who is Prince Charming’s Disney Princess?
Prince Charming’s Disney Princess is Cinderella.
Cinderella Movie Synopsis
Prince Charming is the prince from Cinderella. Is Charming his first or last name? Nobody really knows! Prince Charming’s father, The King, throws a royal ball in hopes that the Prince will find a woman to marry.
Prince Charming at first is very opposed to marrying, but after meeting Cinderella at the ball he falls in love. He goes on a quest to find the mysterious woman who lost a shoe at the royal ball. You can find out more about Cinderella here.
Prince Charming is a very likeable person as he is relentless in finding Cinderella after she quickly leaves the ball without revealing her actual identity. He knows what he wants and won’t give up.
(P.S. I love you Cinderella, check out some of our favorite Cinderella quotes here!)
Fun Facts About Prince Charming
- The carousel in the Magic Kingdom’s official name is Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel! It used to be called Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel until 2010 when the attraction got renamed to better fit plans for Fantasyland.
Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty
Who is Prince Philip’s Disney Princess?
Prince Philip’s Disney Princess is Aurora (also commonly known as Sleeping Beauty).
Prince Philip’s Family
Philip is the son of King Hubert and Queen Ingrith. His trusty horse is Samson. It is rumored that Prince Philip was named after England’s Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip of Edinburgh.
He is loyal and super dependable which makes Prince Philip a very likable and well respected Prince.
Sleeping Beauty Movie Synopsis
Princess Aurora was cursed by the evil witch Maleficient. On her 16th birhtday she would prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. The good fairies were able to change the curse so that she wouldn’t die, but sleep. The curse would be broken by true love’s kiss.
Prince Philip was captured by Maleficent and put into a dungeon on the Forbidden Mountain. The good fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather come to Prince Philips rescue.
The give him the Sword of Truth and the Shield of Virtue – weapons of righteousness that will triumph over evil. Prince Philip uses these tools to eventually kill Maleficent who had turned herself into a dragon.
Prince Philip wakes up Sleeping Beauty with true love’s kiss – which also wakes up the rest of the castle which had been put into a magical slumber. Of course, Philip and Aurora end up living happily ever after!
Prince Naveen from The Princess And The Frog
Who is Prince Naveen’s Disney Princess?
Prince Naveen’s Disney Princess is Tiana.
Prince Naveen’s Family
Naveen is the Prince of Maldonia. His parents are the King and Queen and he has a younger brother named Prince Ralphie. Prince Naveen has a valet named Lawrence.
The Princess And The Frog Movie Synopsis
Prince Naveen starts out as a spoiled, lazy, selfish prince whose only concern is living life to the fullest. Prince Naveen is cut out of his parents fortune which makes Naveen want to marry a wealthy woman named Charlotte La Bouff.
Naveen makes a deal with an evil witch doctor named Dr. Facilier, and in the process gets tricked and turned into a frog. The only way to turn back into a human is to kiss a princess.
Prince Naveen meets Tiana and mistakenly believes her to be a princess. After convincing her to kiss him, Tiana also turns into a frog. As time progresses, Naveen and Tiana fall in love.
Prince Naveen realizes that true love is more important than money and turning back into a human. He decides he would rather be a frog with Tiana than a human without her. Tiana and Prince Naveen marry….and as they kiss they both turn back into humans!
Tiana married a prince which made her a princess – and their kiss broke the spell!
Flynn Rider from Tangled
Who is Flynn Rider’s Disney Princess?
Flynn Rider’s Disney Princess is Rapunzel.
Flynn Rider’s Background
Flynn is one of our favorites! Flynn’s name is Eugene Fitzherbert. Flynn wasn’t a fan of that name, so he is most well known as Flynn Rider.
In Tangled, Flynn admits that he was raised in an orphanage and does not give any indication that he is an actual royal prince. We later learn in Tangled: The Series that Flynn is actually the son of King Edmund, making Flynn the Prince of The Dark Kingdom. We also learn that his given name was “Horace.”
Tangled Movie Synopsis
Flynn Rider is a well known thief who hides in Rapunzel’s tower after stealing a crown. Rapunzel convinces Flynn to escort her to the kingdom in order to see the Festival of Lights. Flynn agrees, and the rest is fairy tale history!
Fun Facts About Flynn Rider
- Flynn’s character is reminiscent of the infamous Indiana Jones and Han Solo.
- Flynn is supposedly named after Erroll Flynn, a famous actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
- Many critics say that Flynn and Rapunzel’s characters in Tangled give this movie a romantic comedy feel that many of the other princess movies don’t have – making this movie reach a wider audience.
Prince Adam from Beauty And The Beast
What is the Beast’s real name?
The Beast’s real name is Prince Adam.
Who is Prince Adam’s Disney Princess? (Who is the Beast’s Disney Princess?)
Prince Adam’s Disney Princess is Belle.
Prince Adam’s Background
The Beast from Beauty and the Beast. His real name is Prince Adam but we will just call him The Beast. We know nothing about the Beast’s family.
Beauty And The Beast Movie Synopsis
When we first meet the Beast we find out that he was once a handsome prince who refused to give shelter and care to an old woman. The woman revealed herself to be an enchantress and put the Beast and all his servants under a spell.
In order for the Beast and his servants to return to being humans, the beast needed to find someone to fall in love with him and kiss before the last petal of the magic rose falls.
Through a course of events, Belle becomes a prisoner in the Beast’s castle. Over time, Belle works with the servants to soften the Beast’s personality and heart and the two end up making a connection.
The friendship deepens, and there is a hint of love. The Beast has transformed from a ruthless, angry creature to a kind, caring friend.
When Gaston comes to the castle with an angry mob to kill the Beast and take Belle for himself, the castle inhabitants join in the battle. Gaston and the Beast fight and the Beast shows mercy to Gaston. Gaston stabs the Beast in the back, causing him to flail his arms and knock Gaston off the castle to his demise.
Belle pulls the Beast on to the balcony as he falls unconscious. Belle realizes she loves the Beast, kisses him as he is dying, and he transformed back into his human form.
If you love Beauty and the Beast like we do, check out these 28 best Beauty and the Beast movie quotes!
Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid
Who is Prince Eric’s Disney Princess?
Prince Eric’s Disney Princess is Ariel
Prince Eric’s Background and Family
This is one Prince that we like right from the get go! We are never told the name of Prince Eric’s kingdom – all we know is that it is seaside.
We also don’t know much of anything about Eric’s family – it seems that his parents are no longer alive.
Eric’s manservant and ally is Grimsby. Chef Louis and Carlotta also work in Prince Eric’s castle. Eric’s sheepdog, Max, is usually with him.
Eric is an expert sailer and a fantastic swimmer. He is loved by his kingdom and they eagerly await his marriage to a princess. Eric is also able to play the flute.
The Little Mermaid Movie Synopsis
We first meet Prince Eric as he is celebrating his birthday on a ship at sea. We find out that he is holding out for marriage until he meets “the one.”
During a storm, Eric is knocked unconscious and falls into the sea. Ariel rescues him, sings for him, and Eric can’t get the voice out of his head.
After Ariel makes a deal with the sea Ursala to become human for 3 days, Ariel and Eric finally officially meet. Eric instantly knows she is “the one,” but because Ariel has traded her voice for human legs she is unable to talk.
Eric knows his true love is the woman who rescued him and sang for him so he no longer believes that Ariel is his true love.
Here is where Prince Eric’s true personality comes out! He is a true gentleman and treats Ariel with great kindness, patience and understanding. What a guy! While Ariel’s friends try to get Eric to kiss her, Eric slowly starts to fall in love with Ariel.
Eventually Ursula turns herself into a woman and uses Ariel’s voice and her magic to hypnotize Prince Eric. Eric hears the voice of the woman who saved him from the shipwreck, and, in a trance, decides to marry the woman with the voice – the sea witch.
Scuttle, Flounder, Sebastian, and Max all work together to break the spell Ursula has cast on Eric. They succeed – Ariel gets her voice back and Ursula turns back into the sea creature she is.
After a giant storm, Eric ends up killing Ursula and is washed up on the shore, exhausted. King Triton graciously turns Ariel into a human….and they all lived happily ever after.
Prince Aladdin from Aladdin
Who is Aladdin’s Disney Princess?
Aladdin’s Disney Princess is Jasmine.
Aladdin’s Family and Background
Aladdin is of course, from the movie Aladdin. Aladdin is a poor kid who lives in the streets in the kingdom of Agrabah. We know nothing about his family – we simply know he does not have one. Aladdin hangs out with his monkey named Abu.
He is “Mr. Energy” with tons of imagination and creativity attached to him. Aladdin is super likeable with kind of a boyish, devil-may-care personality that is fun to watch.
He is optimistic, clevery, and witty. We also know that Aladdin looks out for those less fortunate than himself – we see him give an apple he stole for himself to some hungry children.
Aladdin Movie Synopsis
Aladdin and Jasmine first meet when Jasmine left the castle disguised as a normal citizen. The two spend time together, and eventually they are caught by a palace guard for stealing some fruit.
Jasmine reveals herself to be the princess in order to save Aladdin. Jasmine’s plan fails and Aladdin is put in a dungeon where Abu rescues him. Aladdin then meets Jafar who promises him freedom in exchange for retrieving the magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders.
Aladdin ends up becoming the owner of the lamp. The genie grants Aladdin 3 wishes, and Aladdin decides he wants to become a prince in order to be with Jasmine. Aladdin transforms into Prince Ali. He promises the genie that with his third wish he will set the genie free.
After a magic carpet ride Jasmine and Aladdin are ready to announce their love to the kingdom. Aladdin feels bad for lying to Jasmine. On the way to tell her the truth, he finds the kingdom under attack as Jafar has stolen the magic lamp.
Chaos ensues, and Aladdin’s cleverness tricks Jafar into using his third wish to become an all-powerful genie. Jafar makes the wish – and gets sucked into a lamp with Iago.
With Jafar gone, Aladdin has the option to use his third wish to have Jasmine fall in love with him as Prince Ali. However Aladdin stays true to his word to the genie and uses his third wish to set the genie free.
Prince Li Shang from Mulan
Who is Li Shang’s Disney Princess?
Li Shang’s Disney Princes is Mulan.
Li Shang’s Family and Background
Captain Li Shang is Mulan’s love interest. He is the son of General General Li. Captain Li aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps and lead “China’s greatest troops.” He is very strong and skilled in bojutsu.
Mulan Movie Synopsis
Shang is appointed an army captain by his father early in the movie. He is put in charge of a rag tag group of men – and included in this group is Mulan, disguised as a man going by the name Ping.
Mulan struggled with the training, prompting Shang to send her home. However, the next day, Mulan accomplished a difficult feat and was allowed to stay.
Shang is ordered to move his unit to the Tung Shao Pass to help reinforce the Imperial Army. Shang realizes they are outnumbered and prepares for his final battle.
Fortunately, Mulan – still disguised as Ping – sets off an avalanche and stops the Huns. Shang is caught in the avalanche but saved by Mulan.
Mulan’s true identity is discovered while getting treated for battle wounds. The punishment for for a woman being in the army is death, however Shang saves Mulan.
Because Mulan saved his life, he owes her a debt of gratitude. Shang then leaves to lead the army to the Imperial City.
We see Shang’s change of heart towards Mulan as he is one of the first to bow to her after the Emperor honors her as the hero of China. After receiving advice from the Emperor, Shang goes to Mulan’s home. It is there that the two finally connect and Shang join’s Mulan’s family for dinner.
Prince John Smith from Pocahontas
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Who is John Smith’s Disney Princess?
John Smith’s Disney Princess is Pocahontas.
John Smith’s Background and Fun Facts
John Smith is not really a Prince as far as royalty is concerned. We needed to put him in the list because of his prominent “Disney Male” role. John is an English explorer in 1607 and his character is loosely based off the actual historical figure.
John Smith is an explorer, adventurer, and solider. He is apparently legendary as we are told there are “amazing stories about him.” His protege is Thomas. He is the captain of a ship headed to the New World.
Pocahontas Movie Synopsis
John and the settlers begin working on a colony named Jamestown, Virgina. John is tasked with scouting, and it is here that he meets Pocahontas. They interact for some time, until Pocahontas hears drums and runs off.
A few days later John meets up with Pocahontas again. This is when he tells her that they are looking for gold. She assures him that there is no gold in the land. Over time, John falls in love with Pocahontas and her way of life.
John tries to persuade Ratcliffe that there are advantage to working with the Indians. Ratcliffe refuses, and informs the settlers that anyone who does not kill an Indian on site will be tried for treason and hanged.
John informs Pocahontas about the plans for war. Pocahontas tells him that the only way to stop this upcoming war is for him to go speak to her father, Chief Powhatan. After conversation and persuasion by Grandmother Willow, John and Pocahontas share a kiss.
At this moment, John is attacked by Kocoum. Kocooum is killed by Thomas in an attempt to save John. John is captured by Pocahontas’ people and Thomas informs the settlers of the capture.
Powhaton is about to execute John when Pocahontas declares her love for him and convinces the people to not go to battle. As everyone lowers their weapons, Ratcliffe attempts to shoot Powhaton, and John jumps in front of him and takes the bullet.
Pocahontas has a different ending than the other princess movies as John and Pocahontas do not end up together. John needs to return to England for medical care, and the two depart.
Disney Prince FAQ
There are 12 official Disney princesses and 10 official Disney princes. Mulan and Moana do not have a prince.
The 10 official Disney princes are:
1. Prince Ferdinand/Florian
2. Prince Charming
3. Prince Philip
4. Prince Naveen
5. Flynn Rider
6. Prince Adam
7. Prince Eric
9. Li Shang
10. John Smith
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