Why is Teddy Lupin Going to Hogwarts When He is 19?

He’s not.

If the Epilogue happens 19 years after the story, why is Teddy Lupin seen on Platform 9 3/4? He would have been born shortly after Book 7 starts, which means he would have been 19 years old at this time, two tears older than the most senior Hogwarts students.

The answer to this is simple. Teddy was not on Platform 9 3/4 that day to actually get on the train to Hogwarts. James says:

“Our Teddy! Teddy Lupin! Snogging our Victoire! Our cousin! And I asked what he was doing –” “You interrupted them?” said Ginny. “Your are so like Ron –” “– and he said he’d come to see her off!”

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And although it doesn’t say it, we can also pretty easily guess from the clues about their cousin and her French name, but J.K. has confirmed, that Victoire is Bill and Fluer’s daughter.

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D.S. Haber (known to his friends as Dave) is a professional muggle computer programmer and web designer and lives in Los Angeles. He is proud of the fact that he is a new-blood wizard with no (apparent) previous magical blood in his family. His favorite Quidditch team is the Falmouth Falcons, who's motto is "Let us win, but if we cannot win, let us break a few heads." He is also a West Ham United (Hammers) fan.

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