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Party at the Palace Today; JKR, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Matt Lewis Attend

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
June 25, 2006, 12:25 PM

Actors Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Matt Lewis (Neville) were in attendance as the Children's Party at the Palace, celebrating the Queen's 80th birthday, took place today at Buckingham Palace. Author J.K. Rowling arrived earlier at the party and read from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. CBBC Newsround reports that "JK Rowling was among one of the first celebrities to make her way into the garden." The BBC aired the entire play that was to include a special Harry Potter scene, and we can report that Rupert, Emma, and Matt were sitting in the row in front of the Queen, watching the play. You can watch the BBC report on the festivities via this link (then on the right side where it says "See some of the Characters").
As we told you previously, the Harry Potter scene that aired was filmed on the Gryffindor Common room set. The scene included the Trio and Neville, along with a mention of PEEVES by Harry, who apparently said something along the lines that he knows it's the Queen's birthday because Peeves was using it as an excuse "to drop blue and red eggs on people at breakfast." Unfortunately there was no footage of Jo's reading at the party on the BBC broadcast. You can see some wire photos from Getty online here which include Jo, as well as Rupert and Matt by the Queen. Stay tuned, we will have more up when we get it!

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