"God Save the Queen"[1] was a hymn used as the national anthem of the United Kingdom.

It was famously performed by Jarleth Hobart along with several speeches, just before to his "maiden flight" on 16 July, 1544 — a public demonstration of his self-invented Levitation Charm on himself. He climbed onto the roof of his local church and leapt and, having cast the spell, was left hovering in mid-air. At first, he seemed to have succeeded but, apparently, he did not.[2]

In a Defence Against the Dark Arts class in 1994, Dean Thomas hopped around the room three times while singing this song after being put under the Imperius Curse by Bartemius Crouch Jr (disguised as Alastor Moody).[3]


Notes and references

  1. The Wizard's Challenge on harrypotter.scholastic.com
  2. "Wonderbook - E3 2012: Game Debut" from GameTrailers
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15 (Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)
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