Expelliarmus boredom! JK Rowling launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ hub for kids in lockdown

The Wizarding World just got bigger."Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has launched an online Potter hub to keep children educated and entertained during the coronavirus pandemic."Harry Potter at Home" brings together a number of resources related to the international franchise, including free access to the audiobook version of the first installment in the series."Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" has been added to Audible's library of free books as part of its partnership with the platform, making it immediately available in several different languages for free, and without requiring a subscription to the Amazon-owned audiobook service.Other features of the hub include articles, puzzles and videos, made available by publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic."Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic," Rowling said as she announced the launch."For over twenty years now, Hogwarts has be…

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to step back from ‘senior’ roles in royal family

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to step back from 'senior' roles in royal family

Updated: 2:10 PM EST Jan 8, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are stepping back from their roles as senior members of the British royal family and plan to work toward becoming "financially independent," the couple announced on Instagram on Wednesday."After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution," they wrote. "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.""It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment," they added.The couple revealed they …

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