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Kate Middleton shows her skills with a wand at Warner Bros Studios in London

Kate Middleton shows her skills with a wand at Warner Bros Studios in London

Kate Middleton shows her skills with a wand at Warner Bros Studios in London

Britain's royals had a magical day out yesterday with a visit to the studio where the 'Harry Potter' movies were filmed.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry toured Warner Bros Studios Leavesden near London, home to 'The Making of Harry Potter' studio tour.

The royals, accompanied by 500 children and adults from charities they support, enjoyed a wand lesson, visited the Great Hall of Hogwarts School and saw props, costumes and models from the Potter series in the company of the boy wizard's creator, author JK Rowling. William also seemed taken with props from 'The Dark Knight' Batman trilogy. "I'm a very happy man," he joked after exploring the Batmobile and sitting astride the Batpod motorcycle. Kate, who is six months' pregnant and wore a polka-dot dress, smiled indulgently at her husband.

Yesterday was the official opening of Warner Bros' Leavesden Studios, a former World War Two airdrome 20 miles northwest of London.

Irish Independent