When the clock struck midnight JK Rowling was given a King’s Cross birthday cake

A magical midnight surprise

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This weekend has been seriously action-packed for Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had its official premiere in London (we’ve already seen it – here’s what we thought), while the book went on sale and was snapped up by Potter fans the world over…

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And, as if that wasn’t enough excitement, Rowling also celebrated her birthday yesterday, just like Mr Potter himself. 

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But, as the clock struck 12, Rowling, who turned 51 this year, was presented with something much better than a cake drawn in dust on the floor. 

Instead, she was treated to this beauty: a sugary sweet replica of London’s King’s Cross train station, where Hogwarts students flock to catch the Express from Platform 9 3/4.

Rowling also received a hug from Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione in The Cursed Child. 

And presumably an awful lot of birthday wishes from Potter fans…

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So a pretty good celebration all round then.