Muggles in a Muggle workplace

The Muggle world is a society in which Muggles live and interact separate from wizarding society. The two communities are kept separate through the wizard's use of charms, spells, and secrecy. Muggles are forbidden by wizards to know anything about magic due to the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in the wizarding world which is governed by the Ministry of Magic, sparing some relatives of wizards such as parents and spouses.[1]


The Muggle government is very different from that of the wizarding world. The British Muggle world is nominally headed by the King or Queen, but he or she holds little power in practise. The reigning Queen in the 1990s was Elizabeth II. The Prime Minister is the central authority of the Muggle government, and there are other ministers heading different departments. The Muggle government maintains numerous departments and offices and is highly organised and efficient.[2]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister)
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