Prince Harry Gets A Hairy Hug On Star Wars Set

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 4:56 PM

The Royal and his brother fight with lightsabers as they're shown around Pinewood Studios by Daisy Ridley.

Prince Harry Gets A Hairy Hug On Star Wars Set

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have enjoyed a battle with lightsabers and hugs from key characters during a visit to the Star Wars set.

The Royals were given a guided tour of Pinewood Studios by Daisy Ridley, who first appeared as Rey in The Force Awakens.

It's not known if the brothers are fans of the films but both seemed very excited as they toured the creatures workshops, where they were shown the heads of characters from latest year'south film and George Lucas' originals.

R2D2 was also on display as was the BB8 droid from the Force Awakens and the head of Chewbacca.

William went up to the head of Han Solo'south best companion and joked about not being able to stop stroking it.

Harry went one step further later when he was given a enormous hug by someone in the full Chewie costume.

The Force Awakens - the seventh instalment of the series - saw the return of original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Tag Hamill and was the highest grossing film of all time in the UK.

Ahead of meeting the princes, Hamill tweeted: "Meeting #Royals William & Harry! Finally - a chance to obtain an informed reply on whether being Leia'south brother makes me a Prince. #LordLuke."

William and Harry also met John Boyega who plays Fin.

The royal engagement is aimed at recognising the wealth of British creative talent involved in the production of the Star Wars films, Kensington Palace said.

The Duke is president of BAFTA.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is due to hit cinema screens in May 2017.

Benicio del Toro is among the new cast, along with Wild actress Laura Dern and relative newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

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