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Fear not, Giselle! I will rescue you!
―Prince Edward

Prince Edward of Andalasia is the tritagonist in Disney's 2007 animated/live-action film Enchanted and a supporting character in its 2022 sequel Disenchanted. He is the pure, simple-minded, and naive, but innocently narcissistic prince of Andalasia being the stepson of Queen Narissa. Edward strongly believes in instant love and falls in love with Giselle. After Giselle was sent to New York, Edward follows but ends up confused with the world of New York once entering it. He is now the king of Andalasia and after marring Nancy Tremaine, she became the queen of Andalasia.


Prince Edward was raised in Andalasia and born to a royal family. After his mother died, his father the King married Narissa which made her the queen of Andalasia. But when his father died, she feared for the day that Edward would get married, and she would lose the throne forever. So she forced him to hunt down trolls with his servant Nathaniel.


Narissa: "Don't you think that's a bit melodramatic, dear?"
Edward: "I don't know what 'melodramatic' means."
―Narissa to Edward

Edward is handsome and brave, but a little clumsy when he enters New York City. He is also somewhat slow. He is set on his goal to find and bring Giselle back home to get married and presumably live happily ever after. He is described by James Marsden as "very pure, very simple-minded and naive but innocently narcissistic."

While Giselle and Edward appear to be perfect for each other at first, it turns out they do not have many things in common. Edward had a tendency for violence (misguided or not), while Giselle herself did not. In addition, he was not as intelligent as Giselle herself, as while Edward was not able to understand Pip after he came with him to New York City, Giselle was able to understand him perfectly. And while Edward intended to protect Giselle, he also planned to kill Robert in order to do so, something she herself would never do.

Ultimately, he decided that while he and Giselle were not made for each other, he also did not mind marrying someone who was as masculine (if still a woman) as he was.



When first introduced to Edward, he's an adventurous young man "hunting trolls" with his assistant, Nathaniel, to whom he confesses that he's actually tired of an active life and wants to settle down. After rescuing Giselle from a troll he declares that they "will be married in the morning". After Giselle is "banished" to New York, Edward follows with the intent of rescuing her but is unprepared for the urban environment of New York City. He threatens a construction worker believing the man has knowledge of Giselle's disappearance. He disrupts traffic by jumping atop a bus and "slaying" it with his sword (thinking it's a "steel beast", which leaves its driver in fury for stabbing her bus, which is an emotion rare to the citizens of Andalasia), refers to every citizen as a "peasant", gets run over by bicyclists when he breaks into song, mistakes a television for a "magic mirror", and misinterprets Pip's warnings about Nathaniel.

After finally finding Giselle, he's perplexed that she doesn't harbor the same feelings she had for him earlier (it turns out that they have less in common that they thought, such as their difference in intellect) but agrees to go on a "date" with her which ends with them going to the "King and Queen's Ball". However Narissa, Edward's stepmother appears from Andalasia and tries to kill Giselle by giving her a poison apple. Edward finally learns of Narissa's true evil nature from Nathaniel and threatens to take her back to Andalasia, put her on trial and strip her of her crown. After Giselle and Pip defeat the evil queen (who transformed into a dragon and made off with Robert, the man Giselle fell in love with) Edward goes back to Andalasia with Nancy Tremaine, a former fiancée of Robert, and they get married and are crowned king and queen of Andalasia.


Edward and Nancy magically appear in Monroeville via a magic wishing well in Giselle's backyard. Upon seeing Giselle's new shambles of a house, he suggests adding a turret with a balcony and a moat. When Robert leaves for his commute, Edward suggests that he take his sword for his "battle", which Robert reluctantly takes. Since they missed Giselle's newborn baby, Sofia's birthday, they present to her a belated birthday present, the Andalasian Wand of Wishing. Edward is still confused with the way the real world works.

A couple of days later, Nancy and Edward discover Morgan in Andalasia, which is in disarray because of Giselle's wish for a fairytale life. They soon find out that the wish to change the world would consume all the magic of Andalasia. With Morgan, Nancy and Edward go to Giselle's old house to find her memory tree. As Morgan magically restores it, the magic begins to transport Nancy and Morgan back to Monrolasia, while Edward stays behind to protect Andalasia.

As it gets closer to midnight, Edward begins limping as more of the Andalasian magic gets taken away. He sees Nancy reaching out her hand to him and he reaches his hand out to her for possibly the last time.

Some time later, with everything restored, Nancy and Edward return to Monroeville to visit Giselle's family once again for Monroe-fest. Edward has some fun with the local children engaging in a pretend sword fight. One of the children "kills" him, but Edward insists he simply "grazed" him, as he pretends to limp back toward Nancy. When he learns from Robert that he hung up the sword, he asks for it back. He and Nancy give Giselle another gift, a magical silver platter that will produce any food they wish. Giselle, having been through the ordeal of the Wand of Wishes, suggests he and Nancy make the wish instead.


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  • He shares similarities with both Prince Eric and Prince Phillip as they both wanted to marry maidens who had beautiful singing voices whom they had only known for a day. However, unlike them, he does not marry his intended "true love" due to his film's more realistic approach to romance.
  • He is the second prince to carry off his "true love" on a horse into the sunset. The Prince is the first.
  • James Marsden portrayed the role of Richard White in Superman Returns. While on top of the bus, there is a billboard advertising the film. His co-star Amy Adams is also known for her role as Lois Lane in Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
    • Interestingly, the Superman Returns character Marsden portrayed shares the same name as the voice actor of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast.
    • In the same sequence, there is an advertisement for the musical Hairspray; in the same year as Enchanted, Marsden portrayed Corny Collins in the film adaptation of the same musical.
  • He is the first prince to not end up with the main princess. Instead, Edward ends up with Nancy Tremaine, who was the fianceé of Robert Philip, who ended up with the protagonist Giselle.

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