Princes William and Harry Tour ‘Star Wars VIII’ Set, Have an Epic Royal Lightsaber Duel

The British royal brothers admit to being huge “Star Wars” fans, as they cuddle with Chewbacca and hang with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill

Last Updated: April 20, 2016 @ 7:52 AM

Prince Harry and Prince William visited the set of the yet-to-be titled “Star Wars: Episode VIII” at Pinewood Studios outside of London on Tuesday, accompanied by director Rian Johnson, plus stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and beloved characters Chewbacca and BB-8.

And the resulting photos are out of this world, to say the least.

The two royals admitted they are “huge fans” of the series, with the Duke of Cambridge taking it a step further, calling himself a “total geek” when it comes to “Star Wars.”

Their activities: a hilarious lightsaber fight between the royal siblings; a warm embrace between Harry and Chewie; and a royal A-wing fighter inspection.

So no one’s mistaken, it was Chewie newbie, 7 ft. 6 in. tall Joonas Suotamo standing inside the big-‘n-furry costume that day. Suotamo also wore the Chewbacca suit in “The Force Awakens” during the more taxing action scenes while Chewie original Peter Mayhew, who is now 71, was utilized for closeup shots.

Episode VIII comes out Dec. 15, 2017 — and it remains to be seen whether Harry or William will be making cameos, or at the very least, host a royal premiere.

Here are more tweets out of Kensington Palace to make you jealous:

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