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Princes William and Harry will visit Star Wars film set with Daisy Ridley – and meet Luke Skywalker

daisy john
18 April 2016
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It's an experience that every Star Wars fan can only dream of! On Tuesday Prince William and Prince Harry will be given unique access to the Star Wars film set where they will meet Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker.

The royal brothers will be accompanied by breakout star Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its upcoming sequels.

As President of BAFTA, William and his younger brother Harry will be given a private tour of the film set at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire. Their visit will highlight the wealth of British creative talent involved in the production of the Star Wars films.

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William and Harry will be given a private tour of the Star Wars film set

William, 33, and Harry, 31, will have the opportunity to meet Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, and other members of the cast who will be involved in filming that day.

The royals will visit production workshops and be introduced to the specialist creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. They will also be shown the production process for some of the most iconic props, costumes and creatures used in the new Star Wars features – including the original lightsaber.

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The royals will be accompanied by breakout star Daisy Ridley

The Force Awakens, the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise, was one of the highest grossing films of all time and showed the best of British production, design and acting.

The cast are now preparing to film Star Wars: Episode VIII, which sees the return of the film's major cast members including Lupita Nyong'o and Domhnall Gleeson among others.

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William and Harry will also have the chance to meet Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker

Kensington Palace announced the news of William and Harry's fun engagement via Twitter on Monday. The future King has just returned from a royal tour of India and Bhutan with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.

This week the focus is on the Queen as she prepares to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday.

"After a great tour in India, we have a busy couple of weeks ahead," a tweet from the palace read. "We also have a few surprises on the way and can't wait to share them with you."

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