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Breaking News: Queen Names Puppies After Harry Potter Characters


This is both important, and relevant to my interests. Queen Elizabeth has named an entire litter of Labrador Retriever puppies after Harry Potter characters. She’s keeping mum so far on most of the names, but a leak revealed that one of them is called “Gryffindor”.

I guess she’s repaying a favor – after all, J.K. Rowling did name the boy wizard after the Queen’s grandson, Harry*.

Apparently, the Queen, now 86 and celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, is very interested in dogs, and personally names all the puppies born at the breeding kennels belonging to her country estate. I knew being the Queen came with perks, but if unlimited puppy-naming is among them, perhaps I should have given more serious thought into being born into the Monarchy.

*as far as I know, this is in no way true.

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