The royal dad and his brother Prince Harry toured Pinewood Studios outside of London on Tuesday. William is president of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the visit was "to recognize the wealth of British creative talent involved in the production of the Star Wars films."
William and Harry visited production workshops at the studios and meet with the creative teams behind the current Star Wars sequel trilogy – along with close-up looks at some of the films' iconic props, costumes and creatures. (Harry got a hug from the galaxy's favorite Wookie, Chewbacca, and William made friends with friendly bot BB-8!)
...and so has The Duke! pic.twitter.com/c9gOh4ACyA— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot at the famed Pinewood Studios, along with the James Bond films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and countless other big-budget blockbusters.
We already know that William, and Harry – and Princess Kate too – are naturals with wands, but now we can see how their light saber skills stack up!
Harry looked puzzled as his light saber turned red when he switched it on.
"Why do I always have to be the baddie?" he asked William.
Then, he turned towards him with a mock-menacing stance and said, "Come on, let's dance."
Getting teased by his younger brother, William growled back, "We can do this later outside."
Harry replied, "My godson would love one of these – your son would love one of these."
The princes were thrilled as they got to pose with the film's stars, including Mark Hamill and Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca.
Prince Harry has made a new friend... pic.twitter.com/mTra1UoSMx— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016
Harry even got a bear hug from Chewie, as did William, which lead Hamill to say, "If I went towards royalty with my arms outstretched I would get arrested, but there's something about a Wookie that means you just want to be hugged."
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