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Royal Family Visits Warner Bros. Studio Tour

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
April 26, 2013, 04:23 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the Warner Bros. Studio Tour today. J. K. Rowling was also there to greet them. While they were at the studio Prince William made a speech praising Harry Potter and Rowling:

He said: "The journey today began most obviously after the legendary story by inspiring author JK Rowing.

“Translating her phenomenal imagination on to paper in the form of the Harry Potter series. But in another sense the journey today began way before, since this country has a long and proud literary and visual arts history.”

Members of the audience then cheered and clapped as The Duke officially marked the opening of Warner Bros. studios by shutting a traditional film clapper board.

Matthew Lewis was also on hand, and he posted a picture of him and Prince William on his Twitter account.

You can read more about the royal family's visit to the studios here at the Watford Observer - including a bit about how the Duke and Duchess had a wand duel in the Gryffindor common room! You can view pictures of their visit here in our galleries.

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2006 Points

So cool

Posted by Viccy6 {ROAR!} on April 26, 2013, 06:19 PM report to moderator
940 Points

The photos are fun of the Royals inside WB Studios. It is cool that they received gifts of individualized wands. Unfortunately, the Watford Observer calls Matt Lewis “Matt David” and kept spelling duel “dual” when reporting on wand action between Kate and William.

Posted by PollyC on April 26, 2013, 10:14 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

What houses are they sorted into? (Windsor house does not count!)

Posted by Won_Two on April 27, 2013, 12:18 AM report to moderator
156 Points

Fun to read Matt s stuff, like his sense of humour

Posted by Giant Fairy on April 27, 2013, 05:29 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

The Watford Observer also referred to the ‘notorious’ JK Rowling and said she wrote all eight Harry Potter books! Pretty sloppy writing really.

The visit was actually to officially open the Studios which WB have invested a lot of money in to turn it into a proper state of the art Film Studio complex which it certainly wasn’t before…just rather draughty old buildings that the Harry Potter films made good use of, but it wasn’t ideal as it was before.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 27, 2013, 12:19 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

Any girl who still imagines the life of a princess to be an enviable one should take note of the fact that Kate Middleton had to do the studio tour in high heels while pregnant. And I always thought that the Geneva Convention outlawed torture!

One might argue that she made her own decision about what to wear and brought it on herself, but I don’t think it works that way anymore once one marries into the royal family. Ridiculous rules of protocol take over your life from then on.

So girls, a word to the wise: Achieve something useful with your own natural talents and hard work, instead of hoping for some ‘prince’ to come set you up for life!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on April 28, 2013, 11:13 AM report to moderator
925 Points

I just loved the photos of the royal “trio”, complete with a redhead! They all seemed to be having a lot of fun despite Kate’s high heels. I’ve never seen her wear any flat shoes and torture seems to be part of any fashionable young woman’s outfit these days.

Posted by Graymayne on April 28, 2013, 06:30 PM report to moderator
940 Points

@Moglet, Do you think JKR might get a laugh out of being called ‘notorious’ in this article? ;-)

Posted by PollyC on April 30, 2013, 09:55 PM report to moderator
28416 Points

@Polly, indeed she might!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 01, 2013, 02:03 AM report to moderator
7605 Points

That pretty cool :)

Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on May 21, 2013, 01:43 PM report to moderator
889 Points

They all looked happy and excited to be there, as would I. Wish I were there even if it meant I could only do it in high heels.

Posted by molly43 on June 08, 2013, 12:33 AM report to moderator
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