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Princes William and Harry enjoy playful lightsaber duel on visit to Star Wars set

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The force was strong with Princes William and Harry during their access all areas tour of the Star Wars film set on Tuesday afternoon. The royal brothers were fascinated as they explored the backstage area at Pinewood Studios, and showed off their sibling rivalry with a playful lightsaber duel.

While William brandished a white lightsaber, his brother Harry's weapon turned red, prompting him to ask: "Why do I always have to be the baddy?" Nonetheless he continued in his best menacing voice: "Come on, let's dance."

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William and Harry enjoyed a playful lightsaber battle

After being teased by Harry about his unenthusiastic moves, William retorted: "We can do this later outside."

The pair appeared to enjoy playing with the famous props, and Harry suggested that Prince George may also be a fan of the iconic lightsabers.

"My godson would love one of these - your son would love one of these," he said.

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The royal brothers were accompanied by Daisy Ridley

The brothers were accompanied on the tour by breakout star Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its upcoming sequels. The actress smiled as William held a cast of her head and marvelled at how realistic it looked.

As President of BAFTA, William and his younger brother were given an exclusive tour of the film set, with the visit highlighting the wealth of British creative talent involved in the production of the Star Wars films. It was a fun visit for the royals, with William admitting to being a "total geek" when it came to Star Wars.

The Princes also got the opportunity to meet Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, and legendary Wookie warrior Chewbacca, who appeared to strike up a special bond with Prince Harry. The pair shared a hug, while Prince William took a closer look at the BB-8 droid.

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Prince Harry appeared to strike up a bond with Chewbacca

William and Harry visited production workshops and were introduced to the specialist creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. They were also 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.

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.

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The Duke of Cambridge also got a hug from Chewbacca as actor John Boyega looked on

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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