Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a magic day out at new theme park opening.
Harry Potter's wholesome sidekick Hermione Granger has been voted the best big screen role model in a poll of young film fans.
The original manuscript of the first Harry Potter novel is going on show just a stone's throw from the Hogwart's Express station.
A rare edition of the first Harry Potter book, which was personally annotated by JK Rowling, has sold for £150,000 at auction.
The unique copy of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone contains 22 of the authors own illustrations along with a revealing commentary.
Published in 1997, the book was sold to a telephone bidder at Sotheby's in central London, also up for auction was a copy of Roald Dahl's Matilda, with new illustrations by Quentin Blake, which sold for £30,000 making it the second highest sale of the evening.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge duelled with wands like wizards from the Harry Potter movies after a crash course in the magical arts.
The creator of the Harry Potter series has been honoured for her services to children's literature. J K Rowling has sold more than 450 million books worldwide. She's now been given the freedom of the City of London.
The author said she was prouder than she could say to be given the honour, which, she added: "on top of all the known benefits - and few people realise this - entitles me to a free pint in the Leaky Cauldron and a ten Galleon voucher to spend in Diagon Alley."
The three-hour walking tour's attractions include the original Great Hall of Hogwarts School, built for Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.
Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, said:
"I will never forget walking through the Great Hall for the first time. It was just as magical now as it was."
Hundreds of screaming Potter fans queued outside the studios in Leavesden, near Watford in Herts, where all the multimillion pound-grossing films based on JK Rowling's magical stories were shot.
Local boy Grint, who played Ron Weasley, said: "This is the most glamorous I've ever seen Watford."
Harry Potter stars turned out at the red carpet opening of a studio tour which gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the blockbuster films.
Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright were among actors at the grand opening of the Warner Brothers Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter.