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As previously reported, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling today received the freedom of the City of London.

She inserted a couple Potter jokes in her acceptance speech.

The BBC reports:

She said: “I am prouder than I can say to be given the freedom of the City.”

She joked that the honour entitled her to “a free pint in the Leaky Cauldron and a ten Galleon voucher to spend in Diagon Alley.”

We scoured the internet and rounded up a few photos from today’s ceremony. Rowling, naturally, looks great:

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  • Andrew_ww

    I love how you always add that she looks great. She always does.

  • Maggie

    I think Andrew has a little crush on Jo.

    • LotusCalm

      Hahahah. There are worse people to like!

      • Emma

        I love the way they write all Jo articles hahahha! 

    • mơnshoespotter1712

      Hahah, why not? She created a massive part of our, and his, life/childhood, however you want to put it. :D 

  • Glaciusx

    Oh my gosh, it’s like she never ages! Queen Jo is flawless, as usual~

  • Paulinekhan

    Wat do u mean by freedom of the city of london

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    Congrats Queen Rowling!

  • Ivi

    Congrats to Jo she deserves every accolade.

    She does look amazing, as per usual :)

  • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

    I don’t understand what the accolade is about, can someone explain it to me please? :)

    • goldensnidget

      It’s really more of an honourary thing now – used to celebrate services to the community or great achievements.

      Traditionally, it lets you drive sheep over London Bridge and prevents you from being arrested if found drunk and disorderly, but these aren’t exactly focused on now!

      So technically JK could get crazily drunk and then herd some sheep across the bridge and they wouldn’t be able to do anything…!

      • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

        Haha! Wow, I’ve learnt something new today, thanks!

      • Alyssa

        The drunk thing seems kind of useful to me, actually. (The sheep thing… not so much.) Of course, the type of people who become freemen and the type of people who get crazy drunk probably don’t exactly overlap.

  • Tera

    She looks beautiful (as always!). Congrats, Jo!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/NatashaPeartree Natasha Pereira

    hahha, i swear andrew sims is in love with her!

    and of course, congrats jo!! you deserve this and more!

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