J.K. Rowling apologizes for Fred Weasley’s death in honor of the Battle of Hogwarts

In honor of the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts yesterday, J.K. Rowling tweeted her condolence on the death of Fred Weasley.

As J.K. Rowling writes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Fred is killed by an explosion in the Room of Requirement during the final battle at Hogwarts. In the tweet, she apologized for killing the beloved character, also admitting that Fred’s death was the “worst for [her]”, more than any other character.


On the topic of the battle, Rowling also joked about the odds of the royal baby being born on the anniversary, and being named Victoria. This was an allusion to Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s daughter, Victoire, who was born on the first anniversary of the battle.

Update: See J.K. Rowling’s joking response after the royal baby is born Princess Charlotte, without a reference to Harry Potter.

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