Prince Desmond attends Royal Prep and is considered by his friends, Sofia and James, to be the smartest student in school.
Prince Desmond is quite timid, leaping from mere taps on the shoulder, and often hiding when scared. He admits to being afraid of a lot of things. Even so, he's very intelligent, called the smartest student in school by his friends Sofia and James, and he likes to be prepared, right down to bringing tools from home that he could need, like a pinch spoon for measuring plant food.
But in truth, Desmond is a cowardly lion, as in, even when he's afraid, he can rise up to the occasion and be brave enough to even risk his own safety to help his friends.
He enjoys enchanted gardening and makes sure to add the right amounts of plant food.
In the episode "Princess Butterfly", he was part of the band that played for the All Hallows Eve Ball on the accordion, alongside Princess Vivian who ironically enough, also used to be exceedingly timid and shy until Sofia helped her.
In the Season Two episode, "Enchanted Science Fair" he was paired with Amber, who frightened him greatly because of her flashy nature and lack of listening skills. Out of all the groups trying to get Hocus Croakus, he was the only other person besides Sofia to get the riddle right. In the end, Desmond and Amber joined with the other two teams to create an enchanted solar system project.
In, "Sidekick Clio" Desmond participated in the play by painting the backdrop and partnered with Amber again, this time as her living dummy.
Of all his friends, the one who appears to be closest to him the most is Princess Sofia because he's at his bravest whenever she's around him.