The royal trio met some of the creative teams from recent Warner Bros. productions and were given an insight into the film making process and shown some of the props and costumes from those films.
Around 500 guests from the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry's charities including EACH and Centrepoint joined the young royals for a tour of the facility and particularly enjoyed The Making of Harry Potter attraction.
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Kate measured up to half-giant Rubeus Hagrid.
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William and Harry got behind the wheels of Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia. Who can forget Harry and Ron taking off in the flying car in The Chamber of Secrets?
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The royals were joined by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for the official opening. Notably the writer was also wearing a polka dot dress.
William and Kate wield wands in The Great Hall.
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And enjoy a duel.
If like William, Kate and Harry, you are a fan of The Harry Potter series (They've all seen the movies), you will enjoy a look at the Hogwarts Castle model. The model is the jewel of the Art Department having been built for the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It took 86 artists and crew members to construct the first version which was then rebuilt and altered many times over the next seven films.
One of my personal favourite sets, Diagon Alley.
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The tour includes many familiar characters including Aragog, the animatronic spider created for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The tour video can be viewed here.
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Heart News Hertfordshire created this photo. Many of you previously mentioned Harry would make a great Ron. What do you think of the new Harry, Ron and Hermione?
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The royals looked at Batman's Batpod much to William's delight who mentioned he has his eye on a new role "Christian Bale is getting old and tired. I will stand in if I have to". He then turned to Harry and said "We should borrow it for the weekend".
As you can see Harry was very amused :)
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The Prince also took a look inside the Batmobile. When William finally emerged he said "I'm a very happy man" and when he spotted his wife he apologised for taking so long "Sorry, sorry".
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Meanwhile Kate took a look at Batman's armour.
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Prince Harry takes a look at the Batsuit.
Prince William gave a speech which included many fun moments:
'To be honest, I'm over the moon just to have seen the real Batmobile and Batpod - Josh, Barry, you don't do baby seats for those cars, do you, by any chance?
On the other hand Harry's just excited to see a real life talking owl in the Harry Potter studios. I haven't told him yet Harry Potter is fictional, so please keep the secret for a little longer. And please make another of the Dark Knight series, and another.....and another!'.
Following the tour William, Kate and Harry hosted a meeting for their Charities Forum in The Great Hall.
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The Charities Forum is the collection of charities, of which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are Patrons. William and Harry founded the Forum in 2006 as a way to bring their individual charitable interests together and to explore how they could best lend their support to them all in an effective and efficient way. Today there are over thirty organisations involved including Kate's patronages.
So, how do the organisations work together? More from the Official Website:
'For example, in July 2012 Mountain Rescue England and Wales, of which The Duke is Patron, hosted families and young people from the Child Bereavement Charity and Centrepoint (two of the Duke's other charities) and Prince Harry's charity Well Child for a day of outdoor activities.
The children learnt how to abseil and how Mountain Rescue teams conduct rescues and evacuations. It was an enjoyable day for all the children and families involved, and was made possible thanks to the to the links the organisations were able to make through the Charities Forum'.
William also launched a new scholarship scheme. More from The Telegraph:
'The Duke of Cambridge has launched a new scholarship scheme for aspiring filmmakers during a visit to the new £100 million Warner Bros. Studios.
The scholarships, which will offer applicants up to £10,000 to cover course fees, are supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros. Applicants will receive free access to BAFTA events and a funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group.
To conclude their visit William, Kate and Harry were presented with wands, handmade by Pierre Bohanna.
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It is thought Kate wore the Topshop Florence Maternity Style.
Many thanks to all of you who commented and participated in ID'ing the dress. The Florence is a popular Topshop style available in non maternity and various prints and colourways. It's currently available for £57 at Nordstrom. Below we look at another Polka Dot version, the Sampler Print, the Southwest Stripe and the Iris.
Another nice alternative is the Topshop Polka Dot Skater Dress. The pretty £38 dress features a back zip closure and full skirt. The dress is available in limited sizes at Nordstrom and a petite version can be found here.
Kate teamed the dress with her black Ralph Lauren jacket, a piece the Duchess has worn several times most notable the day after the royal wedding.
Kate accessorised with her black suede clutch and pearl earrings.
The Duchess completed the look with her black suede Episode 'Angel' pumps. I thought the overall look was perfect for the occasion. Kate is almost seven months pregnant and looking fantastic, it's wonderful to see her enjoying it following her illness last December. Her maternity style is very much the same as always. Elegant, classic pieces with a mix of high street and designer.
One can watch videos from the event at ITN Source and ITV News.
The royals enjoyed their visit so much they stayed fifty minutes later than scheduled. It was one of the most fun engagements they've had and they all had a wonderful time especially William :)
We'll next see Kate on Monday, she's visiting hospice Naomi House.
With many thanks to all of you who have been enquiring about #BCF. I'm delighted to be able to tell you all it is the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser supporting Kate's patronage East Anglia's Children's Hospices. We are officially launching on Monday, at which time I will be sharing all relevant information on the charity, donating and activities taking place in the coming months. You can keep up with all the latest exciting updates by following the fundraisers Facebook Page and Twitter Account @RoyalFundraiser. I am so looking forward to telling you more about this charitable endeavour!