The Duke of Weselton (or also Weasleton) is a monarch from the kingdom of Weselton that attended the coronation of Elsa as Queen of Arendelle in the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen and is mentioned its first short film Frozen Fever.
Duke of Weselton is very pompous, obnoxious, selfish, paranoid and greedy man. Though he is portrayed in a humorous manner throughout the film. Though he invited Arendelle for the coronation of Elsa, Duke was far more interested in exploiting Arendelle's tradeable goods, as he is representative of Weselton, Arendelle's former trade partner.
Duke is also extremely interested in Arendelle's story, wanting to know why the castle gates were locked for so many years, and why the castle grounds were of limits to outsiders, showing a noisy side of dignitary. Duke is very greedy, arrogant, hypocritical and boastful man, although he can still feel compassion to others
Duke's most striking trait is his cowardliness and irrational attitude. Whenever even the slightest oddity occurs he goes into panic, relying on his bodyguard brutes to protect him.
He also has hatred towards magic and sorcery and he finds it highly dangerous, explaining why he was so hostile to Elsa when her powers were revealed at the coronation ball.
His fear of magic and mysterious leads him to immoral act as he wanted to kill Elsa, believing that he death would stop the winter.
Duke is in way heartless and evil and he has not a heart. When Prince Hans told that Princess Anna was killed by Elsa, Duke was prentending he is shocked especially considering the princess's family ties.
Role In the Film
In the movie he starts up meeting Elsa and Anna, and offers Elsa a dance in order to take the crown, but Elsa says that she doesn't dance, but her sister does, making him dance with Anna. Without Anna feeling, he askes her if she knows the reason why Elsa closed these gates up to now, and that shows he knows Elsa is hiding something you can take advantage of. Anna replies she doesn't know and stops dancing with him, but Duke says that if she wants another dance, she will get one.
A while after that, Elsa was scared by Anna and she soon shows her snow powers. For that, Duke whispers to his guards that he knew there was something dubious he could take advantage of, and decides now that Elsa must be killed. Elsa then runs to the outdoors of the castle, but Duke then frightens Elsa by ordering the thugs to stop her. The plan goes even better when she by mistake almost freezes the duke. The duke then says once monster softly while not looking shocked, revealing it is still part of the plan, and then shouts loudly monster in order to chase her away and celebrate victory on his plan. Later, he watches Anna and Hans running after Elsa, while looking quite happy about what is happening. When Anna comes past him he asks her if she has sorcery in her too in order to chase her away. Anna replies that there is no danger in herself or in Elsa and then Hans, contacting the duke at first, says Anna is completley ordinary, caring about her, and to not hurt her feelings says in the best way. The duke says she nearly killed him, in order to make Anna feel guilty and go looking for her. When Anna tells Hans she will go looking for her, Hans suggests to Anna to take him (so that he can kill Elsa), but Anna puts him in charge of Arrendelle. Hans then looks at Anna leaving on her horse, not looking scared, expecting her to get killed as well on the way.
A day later, the duke asks Hans not to waste his tradable goods, while not caring about the citizens. However Hans angrily says Anna has given him orders to protect Arendelle. Duke then tells Hans that Elsa is a monster. However Hans doesn't believe it and replies as a warning that he will not even think about handing Arendelle to a traitor.
After that, Anna's horse comes back, making Duke think that Anna and Elsa are still alive. Hans starts realizing Anna is still alive but in trouble, and that makes him want volunteers. The duke sends his thugs to volunteer with the order to kill Elsa. When Prince Hans goes with all his guards and the two thugs to Elsa's castle in order to ask Elsa if she has seen Anna, the duke’s thugs who came with try to complete the duke's mission. Hans, while fighting Marshmallow, sees the two thugs running into Elsa's castle in order to try and kill her. Hans then comes in after a big fight and sees Elsa is guilty, telling her not to be the monster the citizens fear she is. When Duke's thug, stuck between ice walls, tries to shoot Elsa with a bow and arrow, Hans tries to shoot it up into the chandelier, intending to kill Elsa that way, the arrow hits the crystal lamp at the top of the castle, and the chandelier almost falls onto Elsa, knocking her unconscious. Hans then arrests Elsa while she's still unconscious, and tries to reason with her. When Elsa says she can't stop winter, the duke plotted with Hans.
Later, when Anna came back, Duke looked at Hans in the eyes. After Hans revealed his true nature towards Anna, Duke prepared the dignitaries for the plan, making them believe the lie about Anna's death. They are convinced that Elsa should be punished, and royal guards went to kill Elsa. He then watches Hans trying to kill Elsa. Later, Anna saves Elsa, and Duke watches.
At the end of the film, Duke is considered guilty as he goes back to his own country, Weselton. After he was sent back to Weselton, no money or tradable goods are sent to Weselton by decree of Arendelle.
- The Duke's real name is unknown.