Esteban First Look at the Premiere Episode
Duke Esteban
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs Elena of Avalor
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Christian Lanz
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Snooty, uptight, conniving
Occupation Chancellor of Avalor
Member of the Grand Council of Avalor
Alignment Neutral
Home Avalor
Relatives Princess Elena (first cousin)
Princess Isabel (first cousin)
The King of Avalor (uncle by marriage; deceased)
The Queen of Avalor (aunt; deceased)
Francisco (grandfather)
Luisa (grandmother)
Allies Francisco, Luisa, Higgins
Dislikes Elena doing things her way
Powers and abilities
Fate Becoming Royal Advisor of Avalor (succeeded)
Quote "And it will be clear to everyone who is the real power behind the throne."

Duke Esteban is a character who appears in the Disney Channel animated series, Elena of Avalor. He is Princess Elena and Princess Isabel's maternal older cousin and the Chancellor of Avalor.



As Chancellor of Avalor, Duke Esteban is very knowledgeable of The Kingdom of Avalor and, as he himself boasts, knows "anyone who's anyone in Avalor". He is also a firm adherent to etiquette. He is shown to also be both shameless and a bigot. Because of this, he can be snooty and is not liked much.

He thinks his cousin Elena is too young to bear the responsibilities that come with ruling a kingdom and disapproves of her personal approach to leadership to the point where he constantly seeks to become the power behind the throne by undermining her and hates being reminded that she is the one in charge. He also wants Elena and Isabel to behave properly for their stations, likely so that they will be easily able to do what is expected of them.

Unlike Elena, he is happy to delegate responsibilities to others and simply give orders from the sidelines. Despite his differences with Elena, he does care about her enough to want to keep her safe. He seems to value his family quite enough, as he appears relieved when Isabel returns in the first episode

Physical AppearanceEdit

Duke Esteban, in comparison to the majority of the other characters, is the tallest and has a rather slender physique. He has short, slicked dark brown hair that is slightly greying around his temples with wavy side bangs that fall just above his ear. His eyes appear to be a warm, hazlenut or amber color. Although he appears in his early 30's, it is stated that he's in his fifties and was able to keep his youthful appearance thanks to exfoliation.

He is commonly portrayed in a wine coat with yellow and black accents, a yellow and blue sash, yellow neckerchief, (possibly) blue dress shirt, white trousers, and black boots.


Sofia the FirstEdit

Duke Esteban will appear in the upcoming special, Elena and the Secret of Avalor. It is unknown how he survived Shuriki's purge but he will be there when Elena defeats Shuriki and liberates the Kingdom of Avalor.

Elena of AvalorEdit

As Chancellor of Avalor, Esteban is a major character in the show that is the sequel to the special. He is a member of the Grand Council of Avalor, alongside Luisa, Naomi, and Francisco. He was chosen by the Elena for his extensive knowledge of the Kingdom and his management of it in her absence. Unlike his cousins, he is very knowledgeable of how much Avalor has changed during the Royal Family's imprisonment.


  • As revealed in "Model Sister" Esteban spent some time in the Kingdom of Satu and is very knowledgeable of Satu's cusine and culture.
  • Esteban is technically Elena's Regent, as he helped keep Avalor intact during her absence, and serves as Elena's mentor in leadership before she takes the throne.
  • He may have worked alongside Shuriki, as he is standing beside her when Elena snaps her wand. This would make sense, as it would keep him aware of the kingdom's changes.
  • Similar to Severus Snape, Esteban is a difficult person to get along with, but deep down, he wants the best for what and who he cares for.


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Shows: Elena of Avalor
Music: Elena of Avalor (soundtrack)
Books: Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | A Sister's Promise | A Palace Fit for a Princess | Elena and Naomi's Big Adventure | My Best Friend's Birthday


Princess Elena | Princess Isabel | Migs, Luna and Skylar | Francisco | Luisa | Duke Esteban | Naomi | Mateo | Gabe | Zuzo | Armando | Prince Alonso | Shuriki | Alakazar | The King and Queen of Avalor | King Toshi | Charoca


Season One: "First Day of Rule" | "Model Sister" | "All Heated Up" | "Island of Youth" | "Spellbound"


Theme Song | My Time | Ready to Rule | Sister Time | Blow My Top | Festival of Love | The Magic Within You


Avalor | Satu | Fountain of Youth


Amulet of Avalor | Scepter of Light

See Also

Sofia the First