May 18 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been handed the freedom of the City of London.
The author was given the accolade in recognition of her services to children’s literature at a ceremony at Mansion House in London.
More than 450 million copies of the boy wizard’s adventures have been sold.
at which she was presented with a framed parchment certificate.
She said: “I am prouder than I can say to be given the freedom of the City, which, on top of all the known benefits - and few people realise this - entitles me to a free pint in the Leaky Cauldron and a ten Galleon voucher to spend in Diagon Alley.”