He has high expectations of his sons. He seems to favor his firstborn, Daring, and spends a lot of time grooming him for the throne at the expense of spending time with his other children.
While the exact story that King Charming hails from has not yet been revealed, the "Prince Charming" character is present in many fairy tales. There are any number of possible stories, but they almost invariably call for a courageous, kind, and dashing prince.
In the books, King and Queen Charming have several nieces and nephews, each set starting with the same letter. They are Beloved, Bountiful, Breathtaking, Caring, Charity, Cherished, Courageous, Elegant and Errant, Fragile, Fairest and Fearless, Good-Enough, Gallant, Glorious, Gutsy, Gracious and Gorgeous.
His parents are Alluring and Auspicious Charming.
King Charming and his wife discuss and hope on Dexter's possible future as the Beast. King Charming and the rest of his family attend the Charming Family Ball on the last day of summer. He restricts his youngest daughter from playing rougher games like her brothers. As Darling grows, she soon gets courted by suitors. King Charming declares that she will be kept in the castle until she is to attend Ever After High. In present day, he calls the Headmaster to check in on his daughter since he won't be attending Parents Weekend. Queen Charming and him reschedule their Mermaid Cruise to attend Parents Weekend, which he arrives a day earlier. He enters Dexter's dorm room and talks to him in private, making him acknowledge that Dexter's destiny is to be the second best, requesting that he lose for Daring in the jousting tournament.
He had been a shy student of Ever After High. Apparently, he had a crush on Goldilockes.The Class of Classics
There are some debates regarding his character presentation in "Class of Classics". Parts of this character are deflected from information mentioned in previous franchise books.
- He wears glasses in the book while "A Semi-Charming Life" states that Dexter Charming is the first child to ever wear glasses.
- The book shows him as an awkward character with some clumsiness. However, "Semi-Charming" also says he was the best jouster of his class.
- The final image shown of him is actually a depiction of Lance Charming" a journalist that appears several times in the webisodes. He is not a king and his name does not begin with "Doctor" as Dr. King Charming does.