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Prince William and Harry lightsaber duel on Star Wars set

Published 19/04/2016

Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge try out light sabres during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016.
Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge try out light sabres during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) is hugged by Chewbacca as British actor John Boyega smiles during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
The Duke of Cambridge tries out a lightsaber during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2016. William and Prince Harry were given a guided tour of Pinewood by actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in The Force Awakens, the latest episode of the popular sci-fi series to be released. See PA story ROYAL StarWars. Photo credit should read: Adrian Dennis/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (centre) speaks with actor Mark Hamill as Prince Harry (right) meets actor John Boyega and Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2016. William and Harry were given a guided tour of Pinewood by actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in The Force Awakens, the latest episode of the popular sci-fi series to be released. See PA story ROYAL StarWars. Photo credit should read: Adrian Dennis/PA Wire
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince Harry (R) meets Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
Britain's Prince William (C), Duke of Cambridge speaks with US actor Mark Hamill (L) as Prince Harry (R) speaks with British actor John Boyega during a visit to the Star Wars film set at Pinewood Studios near Iver Heath, west of London April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Britain Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and Britain's Prince Harry look at droid C3P0 from Star Wars as they visit the creature and droid department at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (L) sits in an A-wing fighter as he talks with US actor Mark Hamill during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (L) sits in an A-wing fighter as he talks with US actor Mark Hamill during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince Harry (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge try out light sabres during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince Harry (R) meets Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holds a lightsaber during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge talks with Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince Harry sits in an A-wing fighter as he talks with US actor Mark Hamill during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
IVER HEATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: (L-R) US actor Mark Hamill, US director Rian Johnson, Britain's Prince Harry, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and British actor John Boyega, (C) pose with Chewbacca and British actress Daisy Ridley (2nd R) during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood studios to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Photo by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages)
Prince Harry (left) and the Duke of Cambridge try out lightsabers during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2016. William and Harry were given a guided tour of Pinewood by actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in The Force Awakens, the latest episode of the popular sci-fi series to be released. See PA story ROYAL StarWars. Photo credit should read: Adrian Dennis/PA Wire
Prince Harry (right) and the Duke of Cambridge (second right) speak with (from left) director Rian Johnson, producer Ram Bergman, actor John Boyega and Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2016. William and Harry were given a guided tour of Pinewood by actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in The Force Awakens, the latest episode of the popular sci-fi series to be released. See PA story ROYAL StarWars. Photo credit should read: Adrian Dennis/PA Wire

Prince William and Prince Harry had a lightsaber duel during their tour of the Star Wars set.

The royals paid a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII in Pinewood Studios near London and were given a tour around the prop and costume departments by actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the new franchise.

Footage from the workshops show William holding a cast of Daisy's head, stroking a prop head and watching how a specialist can make an unspecified creature's face move.

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Images on the Kensington Palace Twitter page show the royals clashing lightsabers in the prop department, with Harry taking on the updated crossguard version, which was used by villain Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens.

After checking out Rey's original scavenger outfit in the costume department, the brothers then move onto a green screen set, which features a jet from The Resistance and appears to the basis of an aircraft hangar. Pictures show Chewbacca, who is played by Peter Mayhew, enveloping Harry into a big hug, while William bends down and greets droid BB-8.

The captions read, "Prince Harry has made a new friend... and so has The Duke!"

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, John Boyega, and director Rian Johnson, who has taken over from The Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams, also met the royals on the green screen set.

The Duke of Cambridge, the President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), made the visit to celebrate the British talents behind-the-scenes.


...and so has The Duke! pic.twitter.com/c9gOh4ACyA

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016

Prince Harry receives some piloting advice from @HamillHimself pic.twitter.com/MKRO31ki2l

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016
 

Filming on the movie began in February and it is set for release in December, 2017.

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