Kate Middleton and Royal Family inaugurate 'Harry Potter' studio with J.K. Rowling
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry joined "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter for the Duke of Cambridge's inauguration ceremony for the Leavesden Studios attraction. Also present at the event were "Harry Potter" directors David Yates and Mike Newell, and producer David Heyman.
This might have been a serious event, but photos taken during the ceremony show that the Royal Family were having a whole lot of fun romping around the studio where all eight "Harry Potter" movies were filmed. As for the Batmobile in the final photo below, it was there because of "The Dark Knight" trilogy's connection to Warner Bros.
"Our Nation's extraordinary capacity for talent is not a thing of the past. It is worth reminding ourselves that the 'Harry Potter' book series has become the most popular series ever to be printed, and the 'Harry Potter' movie series -- filmed right here -- is the most successful in history. â¬âªSo, what of the future? How can we possibly continue these successes of the past?" William says at a speech during the event, via Hypable.
He continues, "I am proud to say that, as President of BAFTA, there is a huge amount of work going on to nurture the talent of tomorrow. BAFTA's inspiring Guru programme is one that I would encourage everyone in the industry to support. I am also immensely proud of the scholarships which BAFTA has announced today, which Warner Brothers are so generously supporting. These scholarships will lead to talented young people, who would otherwise not have the chance to develop their careers, to reach their full potential."
Here are some photos from the event. Prepare yourself for an onslaught of cuteness:
And one for good luck...