Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, better known as the Harry Potter Studio Tour, was visited today by Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry.
Their visit was a part of The Duke of Cambridge’s Inauguration of the Harry Potter-anchored attraction which opened in 2012. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was present today alongside her husband Neil and Harry Potter film directors David Yates, Mike Newell, and producer David Heyman.
Prince William made a speech at the event, praising what the Harry Potter franchise has done for Britain. “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. So, what of the future? How can we possibly continue these successes of the past?”
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Check out some nice photos from today’s event below. The Batmobile, as seen in a couple shots below, is part of the Studio Tour because of its connection to Warner Bros.
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You can read our review of the Harry Potter Studio Tour at this link.
Update: Fans may wish to take a look at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they duel with wands during their visit to the Harry Potter set in the video below (the dueling starts at 49 seconds in):