Princess Anne, J. K. Rowling Share A Hogwarts Moment At The University Of Edinburgh (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post Ellie Krupnick
The British royals take on all sorts of unexpected duties (like when we learned that Prince William is also president of the BAFTA). Princess Anne, it turns out, is now chancellor of Scotland's University of Edinburgh.
The British royal (whose mum is Queen Elizabeth II) was installed yesterday as the new chancellor of the university, donning a black and gold robe that reminded us of the sort of thing they wear on "Harry Potter."
Then again, we had Potter on the mind because Princess Anne, as one of her first duties as chancellor, then presented J. K. Rowling with a benefactor's award for her philanthropic work -- specifically an approximately $15.5 million donation made by the "Potter" author to establish a multiple sclerosis research clinic.