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The Wedding

- Chapter 8
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The Harry Potter Canon

"Let nothing tarnish your memories of Albus Dumbledore!" -- Elphias Doge


Harry, disguised by Polyjuice Potion, attends Bill’s and Fleur‘s wedding, where he meets Xenophilius Lovegood and Ron’s Great Aunt Muriel and reencounters Viktor Krum and Elphias Doge. Thanks to Krum, Harry remembers who Gregorovitch is and learns that Xenophilius is wearing a symbol associated with Grindelwald. Thanks to Muriel’s gossip, he hears more about the Dumbledores. The party is broken up by the arrival of Shacklebolt’s Patronus, warning the guests that the Ministry has fallen, Scrimgeour is dead and the Death Eaters are coming.

Calendar and Dates

The day after Harry's 17th birthday, so it is 1 August.

Interesting facts and notes

'When I get married,' said Fred, tugging at the collar of his own robes, 'I won't be bothering with any of this nonsense.'

My reaction now is to remember Amos Diggory's words to Cedric before the Quidditch World Cup, that beating Harry Potter at Quidditch was something he would be able to tell his grandchildren (GF4).

dropped her small beaded bag, which made a loud thump quite disproportionate to its size

As we learn later in the day, Hermione has placed an Undetectable Extension Charm on the bag, which is very, very useful later on (DH9).

Grindelvald carved it into a wall at Durmstrang ven he vos a pupil there.

So Grindelwald, before his expulsion from Durmstrang at the age of sixteen, was already interested in the Hallows (DH18).

Exceptional character moments

Percy didn't attend the wedding.

Memorable lines

"Vot [...] is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?"

"How wonderful! Gnome saliva is enormously beneficial!"

"Luna, my love, if you should feel any burgeoning talent today - perhaps an unexpected urge to sing opera or to declaim in Mermish - do not repress it! You mat have been gifted by the Gernumblies!"

"The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming."

Words and phrases

Characters Introduced

DH 8 — The Wedding
Abbreviation DH8
Canonicity Primary Canon


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