Wizarding World Cast and Crew Members Make Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II
Following the statement made by Buckingham Palace earlier today on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Wizarding World cast and crew members have taken to social media with messages of support and love over the death of the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
The queen was a steadfast and constant figure for millions of people over the decades. James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) both took to Twitter to thank the queen for her life of service.
Thank you for being an inspiration and a life service ma’am.
Rest In Peace https://t.co/KwzzMQAL9p
— James Phelps (@James_Phelps) September 8, 2022
Such a sad day. A remarkable lady I was proud to call my Queen. https://t.co/fQj5QKC51U
— Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps) September 8, 2022
The London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also took to Twitter to express profound sadness at the news of Her Majesty’s death.
A message from the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. pic.twitter.com/1uL8i0uEvP
— Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (@CursedChildLDN) September 8, 2022
Stephen Fry, the narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks, posted on Twitter that he was sobbing at the news.
I don’t know why I’m sobbing. Silly really. Oh dear.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) September 8, 2022
Though not overly supportive of the monarchy itself, both Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) expressed their feelings of loss in response to the death of the queen.
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Farewell your majesty. Nothing about the royal family makes sense in the modern world and yet this queen, our queen, sat atop our unwritten constitution and stopped our country from fragmenting completely: it was her government, her army and she was our fairy godmother. God speed
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) September 8, 2022
The Wizarding World franchise raised its wand for the queen and her family.
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) September 8, 2022
Graphic design team MinaLima also expressed condolences.
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Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) reflected on the upcoming changes for the United Kingdom and the world due to the queen’s death.
Whatever your thoughts on the monarchy and The Queen, she’s been a constant presence in most of our lives. A strange thought that that has now changed. https://t.co/40cx4nBStQ
— Chris Rankin (@chrisrankin) September 8, 2022
The queen’s eldest son now takes the throne as King Charles III. He will lead the UK and Commonwealth countries in a ten-day mourning period. A date for the queen’s funeral has not yet been announced, but it is likely to take place on Monday, September 19.