Wil­liam & Hairy

The princes get up-close and per­sonal on set with Star Wars stars at Pinewood stu­dios

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Jack­_84_A­bell

PRINCES Wil­liam and Harry were taught the ways of the Force when they went along to Pinewood Stu­dios for a tour of the set of the next Star Wars block­buster.

The pair vis­ited the fa­mous site in Iver Heath as a way of high­light­ing the Bri­tish cre­ative ta­lent in­volved in mak­ing the Star Wars films.

The next in­stal­ment of the mega pop­u­lar fran­chise is be­ing shot at the stu­dios, with Episode VIII cur­rently be­ing filmed there.

Last year’s The Force Awak­ens was filmed at the stu­dios and has gone on to be­come one of the big­gest block­busters of all time.

Bri­tish star Daisy Ri­d­ley, who plays Rey in the films, helped give the roy­als a tour, where they also met stars in­clud­ing Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Sky­walker, and Chewbacca. The pair also got the chance to look at props from the films and to play with model lightsabers.

Ear­lier in the day, Hamill tweeted: “Meet­ing #Roy­als Wil­liam & Harry! Fi­nally – a chance to get an in­formed an­swer on whether be­ing Leia’s brother makes me a Prince.”

Harry and hairy: The Prince gets a warm wel­come from Chewbacca

Big fans: Prince Wil­liam meets Mark Hamill. Be­low, with BB8

Sib­ling ri­valry: The princes bat­tle with lightsabers. Be­low, on tour

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