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The King with a crown
The King
Background information
Feature films Tangled
Television programs Once Upon a Time
Video games Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks
Disney : Hidden Worlds
Park attractions Celebrate the Magic
Portrayed by Everick Golding (Once Upon a Time)
Portrayed by
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, serious, loving
Appearance Slender, fair skin, brown hair and facial hair, blue eyes, gold crown
Occupation King of Corona
Alignment Good
Goal To have Rapunzel returned to him and his wife
Home The castle of the Kingdom of Corona
Relatives The Queen (wife)
Rapunzel (daughter)
Eugene Fitzherbert (son-in-law)
Anxelin(granddaughter; Descendants only)
Allies Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Pascal, Maximus, Hook Hand, Big Nose, Vladimir, Attila, Shorty, Ulf, Pub Thugs, Captain of the Guards, The Stabbington Brothers
Minions The royal guards
Enemies Mother Gothel, The Stabbington Brothers (formerly)
Likes His family, the floating lanterns
Dislikes His daughter's loss
Powers and abilities
Fate Gets reunited with his daughter thanks to Eugene.

The King is a minor character in Disney's 2010 film Tangled. He is the father of Rapunzel, and the husband of the Queen of Corona.


There is no specific backstory dedicated to revealing how the King rises up to rule the kingdom. Though, it would appear that he is very much liked and supported by the kingdom and the denizens that reside within.



Father to Rapunzel, and husband to the beautiful Queen, the King is the ruler of Corona. He is first seen by his wife's sickbed while she is heavily pregnant with their daughter, and lighting the lantern with the Queen later on after Rapunzel's birth. Every year on Rapunzel's birthday, the King and queen release a lantern for their daughter. He is seen releasing the lantern again, the night Rapunzel arrives with Flynn Rider to watch the lanterns float. The King returns to the scene towards the end when Rapunzel returns to reunite with him and the Queen. He is then seen again smiling and hugging Rapunzel and the Queen. Although the King, like the Queen and many other minor and supporting characters, does not speak, he has vivid and lively facial emotions and body languages that loudly and clearly express his thoughts and ideas.

Tangled Ever After

In the short film, Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding day has finally arrived. The King is obviously present the day of, and walks Rapunzel down the aisle. After escorting his daughter to the altar, he sat down to join his wife in watching the ceremony as the priest officiated the wedding vows. Upon asking Maximus and Pascal for the rings, everyone, the King included, were shocked to see the two animals covered in tar, and stared awkwardly as they held up the rings to the happy couple. After exchanging rings, the priest officially declared Rapunzel and Eugene married. The King hugged his wife while the rest of the audience cheered.

Once Upon a Time

The King and Queen make a brief appearance at the end of the episode "The Tower", where they are seen reuniting with Rapunzel after years of separation.


  • Like his beloved queen, the King is a non-speaking character in the film.
  • He is one of the few fathers of a Disney Princess not to be a widower.


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Films and Shorts: Tangled | Tangled Ever After | A Poem Is...

Video games: Tangled (video game) | Disney INFINITY

Books: Tangled: The Essential Guide | The Art of Tangled | Little Golden Book | Sticker Book | Tangled (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)

Characters: Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Mother Gothel | Pascal | Maximus | The Stabbington Brothers | Hook Hand | Big Nose | Vladimir | Shorty | Ulf | Attila | Pub Thugs | Captain of the Guards | The King | The Queen | Four Sisters

Locations: Rapunzel's Tower | The Snuggly Duckling | Corona | Corona Castle

Songs: When Will My Life Begin | Mother Knows Best | When Will My Life Begin (Reprise) | I've Got a Dream | Mother Knows Best (Reprise) | I See the Light | Healing Incantation | Something That I Want

Objects: Rapunzel's Frying Pan | Magical Golden Flower | Rapunzel's Magic Hair

Attractions: World of Color | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Mickey and the Magical Map | Fantasyland

Other: Tangled: Original Soundtrack | Frozen

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time

Media: Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Characters: Emma Swan | Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard | Prince Charming/David Nolan | The Evil Queen/Regina Mills | Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold | Belle/Lacey French | Red Riding Hook/Ruby | Huntsman/Sheriff Graham | Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper | Cora/The Queen of Hearts | Captain Hook | Pinocchio/August W. Booth | Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale | Grumpy/Leroy | Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Mulan | Blue Fairy/Mother Superior | Widow Lucas/Granny | Albert Spencer | Genie | Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass | Mad Hatter/Jefferson | Baelfire/Neal Cassidy | Milah | Marian | Little John | Friar Tuck | Sheriff of Nottingham/Keith | Cinderella/Ashley Boyd | Fairy Godmother | Peter Pan | Wendy Darling | Ariel | Zelena/The Wicked Witch of the West | Elsa the Snow Queen | Anna | Kristoff | Hans | Pabbie | Sven

Locations: Storybrooke | Never Land | Wonderland | New York | Boston, Massachusetts | Land Without Color | Land of Oz | Arendelle

Objects: Dreamshade | Dark One's Dagger | Enchanted Candle | Pandora's Box

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