This 'Harry Potter' Theory About The Weasleys Is Pretty Out There


Harry Potter really is the gift that keeps on giving; not only has it given the world captivating books and incredible films, but for super fans like me, it’s also provided a sack load of fan theories to make you rethink everything you thought you knew about the whole Potter universe.

There’s been several theories down the years including one that suggested Dumbledore is Death from The Tale of Three Brothers and that Draco Malfoy is a werewolf, and now another equally thought-provoking one has emerged.


According to this one fan it’s significant that all of the Weasleys (apart from Ron) are named after characters from Arthurian legend or British royalty. You’ve got Arthur, Ginevra (a form of Guinevere), Percival and George and because of this, those of us clued up about our history should have predicted one particular tragic event in the series.

Here’s what she says:

“When George lost an ear, I knew Fred was doomed. Why? All the Weasley names except for Ron are either the names of a British king or queen or an Arthurian name (and Ron brings Harry into the family, and there have been eight Harrys on the throne; nine if you are a die-hard Jacobite). King George III was deaf in one ear — and he became king because of the untimely death of Prince Frederick.”

Hold up one second, let’s break this down a bit.

George III is known to have suffered from several illnesses, both physical and mental, and most interestingly he’s said to have been deaf in one ear.

Then there’s Frederick, the Prince of Wales, who died a few weeks after his 44th birthday. He supposedly died of pneumonia after an ulcer or abscess burst in his body, and because of this sudden death his son, the aforementioned George III, took over the throne.

Are things slowly starting to make sense? I can almost hear the cogs turning in your mind but I’ll explain for those that are still struggling a little.

Basically, Fred’s death was foreshadowed the moment George lost his ear because King George had ear problems and his father, Frederick, died. Both Georges were ultimately left to carry on the family name after the loss of a loved one.

How on earth did that one pass you by eh?

To be honest all this has really done has made me replay Fred’s death over again and now I’m all emotional.

RIP Fred.

Got any interesting Potter theories? Let us know in the comments!

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