"You know, Ron says he thinks I see more of my secretary Ethel than him. Do you think there's a point where we made a choice — parent of the year or — Ministry official of the year?"
Hermione Granger to Harry Potter in 2020[src]

Ethel was a witch who worked as the secretary to Minister for Magic Hermione Granger.

In August 2020, Hermione remarked to Harry Potter, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, that her husband, Ron, said she saw more of her secretary at the Ministry than him.[2] In October of the same year, Hermione told Ethel to cancel her appointment with Gringotts Wizarding Bank goblin representatives upon learning of Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy's disappearance.[3]


Notes and references

  1. As she is working at the Ministry of Magic in 2020, she is at least 17 by then.
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act One, Scene Five
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Three, Scene Seventeen

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