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Prince Phillip is the tetartagonist of 2014 live action Disney film Maleficent and also one of tritagonists of 2019 sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. He is the Prince Of Ulstead and the son of King John and Queen Ingrith. Phillip is also the husband of Aurora. It can also be inferred that Aurora and Phillip are expecting their first child because Queen Ingrith and King John had a bassinet made and then Maleficent told Aurora and Phillip she would see them at the Christening.

He is portrayed by Brenton Thwaites in first film and Harris Dickinson in the sequel.

Phillip is a young man that met Princess Aurora in the forest, where them two fell in love. Considering that the only way to reverse the curse was true love's kiss, Maleficent brought Phillip to King Stefan's Castle, in attempt to awake Aurora from her sleep.

Physical Appearance[]

Phillip is a man with wavy brown hair.


Philip is a charming and kind man like in the original film. He is willing to do anything to save Aurora from the curse. He is also willing to do what it takes to reunite the two lands, of humans and fairies.


Nothing is much known about Prince Phillip. It's presumed that he was born in the human kingdom known as Ulstead. His parents are King John and Queen Ingrith.


In the film, he meet Princess Aurora in the forest, and the two fell in love, so he is possibly her boyfriend. When Aurora falls into her deep slumber by the curse, Maleficent finds and brings him to King Stefan's Castle in order to awake Aurora and reverse the curse. He kissed Aurora but he didn't awake her, but Maleficent's own motherly love to Aurora as a daughter is enough to wake her.

He is last seen witnessing Aurora being crowned to be the new Queen of both the Human Realm and the Moors. He and Aurora look at each other and smile happily. It is implied that this officially starts his strong blossoming romance with her after the movie.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil[]

Five years after King Stefan's death, Phillip proposes to Aurora, but Maleficent refuses to give her blessing to them due to the latter's distrust of humans (as she feared that Phillip might betray Aurora in the same way that she was betrayed by Stefan).

Phillip comes to home: Ulstead, the human kingdom of the Moors that deems Maleficent a villainess, accompanied by Percival, the captain of the guards who works for the Ulstead Royal Family, who believes in the story of Maleficent and is willing to kill her to protect Ulstead, but Phillip defends Maleficent and the other fairies, saying that they are not like in the story.

Phillip arrives at the castle and tells his parents that Aurora has accepted his proposal. Her father, King John, is delighted that the two kingdoms are finally united and her mother, Queen Ingrith wants to organize a banquet to meet Aurora, but she also wants Maleficent to come for dinner. Phillip and Percival don't think it's a good idea, but Ingrith insists that they must meet Aurora's mother and that soon they would all be family. King John agrees and asks for the news to be spread.

This night, Aurora arrives with Diaval, Maleficent's friend, loyal servant, and pet raven, and Maleficent. Both parties introduce themselves and sit down for dinner. During dinner, tensions rise between the two mothers, and when Ingrith provokes Maleficent by dismissing her maternal bond with Aurora and claims that the marriage will make Ingrith her real mother, to which Maleficent reacts by angrily unleashing a burst of magical energy, seemingly cursing King John, who suddenly falls into a deep slumber. Maleficent proclaims she did not curse him, but Aurora disbelieves her. Maleficent retreats when the guards come in, but she is then hit by a projectile fired by Gerda, Ingrith's servant. Maleficent almost falls to her death but is saved by a mysterious creature with wings similar to hers. To wake up his father, Phillip asks his mother to give him a true love kiss to wake him up but it doesn't work.

The next night, Phillip sees that Aurora is a bit depressed and asks what worries her. She explains that she feels differently being a noblewoman from Ulstead, as if she is no longer the Queen of the Moors. Phillip tells her that he fell in love with her for who she is, and that he doesn't want her to change. They agree to go ahead with the wedding for the king and to bring peace between the two kingdoms.

On the wedding day, Phillip gives her a Tomb Bloom flower, allowing Aurora to discover Ingrith's plan: she cursed the king with the use of the spinning wheel and blamed Maleficent, so she could declare war on the fairies. and destroy them in revenge for the death of his brother. Ingrith then has Aurora locked up.

Phillip talks to his father, wishing he could be with him at the wedding. Aurora manages to escape, finds Phillip and tells him the truth about King John's curse, just as the Dark Feys come to attack Ulstead. The two separate and Phillip confronts Ingrith, explaining to his own mother she's committing a massacre.

He asks her if she was protecting John as well if she claims to be protecting Ulstead. Ingrith tells Phillip he's a fool for believing peace can be achieved and tries to Percival have him sent to his room, only for Phillip to escape.

Percival tries to stop Phillip and the prince tells him that it was the queen who cursed the king. At that moment, Percival is attacked by Borra, the general shoots it with a crossbow, but does not injure the Dark Fey and the latter approaches to finish him off but Phillip stops him with his sword and tells Borra that his mother wanted the war, but that he would not allow his hatred to end the two kingdoms and, seeing that the sword was burning Borra's skin, he threw the sword because he did not want to stain his hands with the blood of the Dark Fey. Borra takes flight and Phillip and Percival order the soldiers to stop attacking and drop their weapons.

After Maleficent saves Aurora, she reverts to her fairy form and finally gives Aurora and Phillip her blessing and allows her to marry the prince unite the two kingdoms. Lickspittle decides to stop following Ingrith's orders and gives Maleficent the spindle used to curse John and, previously, Aurora. Maleficent destroys the spindle and its curse, awakening John from his slumber while Prince Phillip forms a peace pact between the fairies and humans. At his wedding to Aurora, he notices a goat with his mother's signature necklace and asks to Diava if it's her. Diaval confirms this assures that Maleficent can perhaps turn Ingrith back, but John (who is awake due to the spindle being destroyed) reminds them that it's only if they want Maleficent to. This further implies that John wants Ingrith to remain as a goat as punishment for her crimes until she learns the error of her ways. Phillip hugs his father and marries Aurora.

The next day, Maleficent flies up to Aurora and Phillip, and plans to stay for a little while longer, promising to come back for the christening for Aurora's child.



  • In the 1959 classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty, Prince Phillip appears riding a white horse, which is named Samson. In Maleficent, he also appears riding a white horse, which may be a reference to the animated movie's horse.
  • In Maleficent, Phillip kisses Aurora, but he doesn't awake her from her death sleep, instead is Maleficent who kisses her on her forehead, awakening the Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty.
  • In original animated movie there was no information given about his mother, but possibly fortunately did not passed away only she was waiting for her husband and son in their castle.
  • The role of Prince Phillip in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was taken over by Harris Dickinson from Brenton Thwaites due to scheduling conflicts with the web series Titans.