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May the royal force be with you: British princes get ‘Star Wars’ peek

The princes met the creative teams working behind the scenes, checked out props and posed with characters.

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 19 April 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. Picture: AFP/ADRIAN DENNIS

BRITAIN - Battling with light sabers and sitting in an A-wing fighter, Britain's royal princes got a taste of the Star Wars universe on Tuesday when they visited the set of latest episode in the sci-fi saga.

Accompanied by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the young stars of The Force Awakens, and Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill, Prince William and Prince Harry toured Pinewood studios outside London, where Star Wars: Episode VIII is being made.

In a tweet, Kensington Palace said the visit was to "recognise the wealth of fantastic British creative talent involved" in making Star Wars films.

The princes met the creative teams working behind the scenes, checked out props and posed with characters such as Chewbacca and droid BB-8.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is due for release in December 2017.

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