"His turban, he told them, had been given to him by an African prince as a thank-you for getting rid of a troublesome zombie, but they weren't sure they believed this story."
—Alleged African prince[src]

An African prince allegedly gifted Quirinus Quirrell with a turban as a token of his gratitude after the professor had rid him of a bothersome zombie.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Although Quirinus Quirrell claimed to have received his turban from this individual,[2] Quirrell used the turban to hide the face of Lord Voldemort on the back of his head.[3] Therefore, it is possible that this individual does not exist, particularly as there are no wizarding princes,[4] and it would be odd if a Muggle prince knew about a zombie. Additionally, zombies are known to be native to the United States of America,[5] as opposed to the continent of Africa.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Remus Lupin states in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16 (A Very Frosty Christmas) that there are no wizarding princes, and thus this prince must have inherited his nobility from Muggle ancestors.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16 (A Very Frosty Christmas)
  5. Pottermore
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