Prince William and Prince Harry visit Star Wars set at Pinewood Studios for private tour

Making many a fan jealous

Olivia Blair
Tuesday 19 April 2016 16:00
Royal lightsaber duel

It may seem trifling compared to the range of privileges they enjoy simply as a result of being born into the royal family, but for Star Wars fans at least, the tour just completed by Prince William and Prince Harry really does take the biscuit.

The Princes enjoyed a day out at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire which was enviable of any Star Wars fan including a personal tour courtesy of Daisy Ridley, playing around with light sabres and even receiving a hug from Chewbacca.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is also President of BAFTA, and Prince Harry visited the set to “recognise the wealth of British creative talent in the production of the Star Wars films”, and also to highlight the “extensive opportunities, facilities and talent in the UK film industry today,” according to Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace’s Twitter feed provided followers with highlights from the trip. The pair were snapped chatting to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself and sitting in one of the planes.

At one point the Duke of Cambridge was filmed talking to John Boyega while Prince Harry was deep in conversation with Chewbacca.

Fans shared their envy of the exclusive tour on social media:

To add insult to injury for die-hard fans, the Duke and Prince Harry were given a private tour of the set for the much-anticipated sequel to The Force Awakens, Episode VIII, after their visit.

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