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Lightsabres at the ready as Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit Star Wars movie studio

By Tony Jones

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry could not resist the lure of the lightsabre when they met the heroes of the latest Star Wars movie - as well as the creative technicians bringing the next instalment to the silver screen.

William and Harry had a brief duel in the props department at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, where Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in production - and loved every minute of it.

Guided by British actress Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in last year's The Force Awakens, the brothers were shown Chewbacca's head - before getting a hug from the full-size 7ft 6in version - as well as robotic stars R2D2 and the BB8 droid from the latest instalment of the sci-fi saga.

The royal brothers both confessed to being big fans of the movies, which began in 1977 and starred Mark Hamill as the hero Luke Skywalker, who also chatted to the duke and his sibling at the end of their tour.

But when the pair came across Ridley's lightsabre William picked it up while Harry wielded the weapon belonging to the villainous character Kylo Ren.

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