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Muggles meeting in London

The non-magic world,[1] also known as the Muggle world in Great Britain[2] and the No-Maj world in the United States of America,[1] was a society in which non-magic people lived and interacted separate from wizarding society. The two communities were kept separate through the wizard's use of charms, spells, and secrecy. Non-magic people were forbidden by wizards to know anything about magic due to the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in the wizarding world which was governed by Ministries or Councils of Magic, sparing some relatives of wizards such as parents and spouses.[3]


The non-magic government was very different from that of the wizarding world. The British Muggle world was nominally headed by the King or Queen, but he or she did hold little power in practise. The reigning Queen in the 1990s was Elizabeth II.[4] The Prime Minister was the central authority of the Muggle government, and there were other ministers heading different departments. The Muggle government maintained numerous departments and offices and was highly organised and efficient.[5]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Arnold Guzman: Many pure-bloods believe it is their birthright to rule. Not only our world, but the non-magic world as well. They see Grindelwald as their hero, and Grindelwald sees this boy as a means to make this all come true. - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Scene 19
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  4. The Queen's Handbag
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister)
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