Princes William and Harry duel with lightsabers and hug Chewbacca on 'Star Wars' set

Princes William and Harry duel with lightsabers and hug Chewbacca on 'Star Wars' set

The force was strong in Princes William and Harry during their all-access tour of theStar Warsfilm set on Tuesday afternoon (Apr. 19). As they explored the backstage area of Pinewood Studios the playful brothers showed their fascination - and, as soon as they spotted the lightsabers, their duelling skills.

While William brandished a white lightsaber, his brother Harry's weapon turned red, prompting him to ask: "Why do I always have to be the baddy?" Nonetheless he continued in his best menacing voice: "Come on, let's dance."

TAP TO VIEW GALLERY William and Harry enjoyed a playful lightsaber battle.

After being teased by Harry about his unenthusiastic moves, William retorted: "We can do this later outside."

The pair appeared to enjoy playing with the famous props, and Harry suggested that Prince George may also be a fan of the iconic lightsabers.

"My godson would love one of these - your son would love one of these," he said.

The royal brothers were accompanied by Daisy Ridley.

The brothers were accompanied on the tour by breakout star Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its upcoming sequels. The actress smiled as William held a cast of her head and marvelled at how realistic it looked.

As president of BAFTA, William and his younger brother were given an exclusive tour with the visit highlighting the wealth of British creative talent involved in the production of the Star Wars films. It was a fun visit for the royals, with William admitting to being a "total geek" when it comes to the franchise.


The Princes also got the opportunity to meet Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, and legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca, who appeared to strike up a special bond with Prince Harry. The pair shared a hug, while Prince William took a closer look at the adorable BB-8 droid.

Prince Harry appeared to strike up a bond with Chewbacca.

William and Harry visited production workshops and were introduced to the specialist creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. They were also shown the production process for some of the most iconic props, costumes and creatures used in the new features – including the original lightsaber.

The Force Awakens, the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise, was one of the highest-grossing films of all time and showed the best of British production, design and acting.

The cast is now preparing to film Star Wars: Episode VIII, which sees the return of the film's major cast members including Lupita Nyong'o and Domhnall Gleeson, among others.

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