Derek is the sweet and talented cobbler for the royal family. Since the twelve princesses of King Randolf love to dance, he is called to the palace regularly to hand out newly made shoes. He has a pet parrot named Felix, who often butts into conversations to add his opinion. Derek also plays the flute in his spare time. He secretly carries a torch for the most beautiful princess of all, Genevieve, but believes he doesn't stand a chance with her because she is royalty.