This past Friday the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, along with Prince Harry to commemorate the studio’s official opening. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and a number of the cast and crew from the films were also there to greet them.
While at the studio, the Duke of Cambridge made a great speech praising J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Here’s an excerpt:
The journey to today began most obviously with the now legendary story of an aspiring author – J K Rowling – translating her phenomenal imagination onto paper in the form of the Harry Potter series. But in another sense, the journey to today began way before, since this country has a long and proud literary and visual arts history – a history that is unmatched in the world for its variety, its commercial success and its longevity.
The Duke and Duchess also participated in a wizard duel using wands like those in the films, and Prince Harry was seen on the set of the Weasley’s kitchen. The Associated Press reported that they were accompanied by 500 children and adults from Their Royal Highnesses supported charities.
Kate can be seen in the picture below mingling with J.K. Rowling:
The Royals are known Harry Potter fans; in January, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla visited King’s Cross station and were photographed in front of Platform 9¾.
To see more pictures of the event, click below: