London: Prince Charles of Wales has apparently said that the end of 'Harry Potter' series is a blow to children learning to read.
During a visit to Devon, the Prince said it was "awful" that JK Rowling's blockbusting series of books was coming to an end.
The eighth and final film adaptation of the wizarding adventures was released on Friday.
Charles was in Salcombe when he made the remark to children from the upmarket resort town's primary school.
"He asked them whether they liked reading, whether they liked Harry Potter and whether they had read the books and seen the films," the Telegraph quoted Sue Warne, the school's head of teaching and learning, as saying.
"He said how awful it was that there are no more Harry Potter books to come," Warne stated.
Charles and wife Camilla are touring Devon, Cornwall and Yorkshire to celebrate National Countryside Week.