19 years later: Harry Potter fans and JK Rowling celebrate Albus Severus Potter boarding the Hogwarts express

Hundreds are expected to head to Kings Cross's Platform 9¾

Jack Shepherd
Friday 01 September 2017 09:44
Harry Potter fans join Warwick Davis to mark '19 years later' date

Today is a special day for Harry Potter fans.

On Friday, 1 September 2017, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley travelled to King's Cross station with their three children, James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. Ron and Hermione were also there, as well as Draco Malfoy and son Scorpius.

Yes, today’s the day the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place, fans of the series using the hashtag #19YearsLater to celebrate.

JK Rowling, who authored the books, has posted about the day on Twitter, writing: “Today's the day Albus Severus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express at King's Cross for the first time.”

One fan noted that Teddy Lupin (Harry’s Godson) and Victoire Weasley would also be kissing on Platform 9¾, Rowling adding: “Please, allow them some privacy.”

Hundreds of fans are expected to travel to King’s Cross station today, trying to spot Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they drop their children off.

Of course, since The Deathly Hallows was released in 2007, the Harry Potter story has continued, the stage adaptation The Cursed Child picking up immediately after the epilogue.

Meanwhile, later this year, two new 'History of Magic' books are set for release, taking “readers on a journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”.

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