Could they not have waited till May the Fourth?
Princes William and Harry engaged in a lightsaber battle today, and said they were “huge fans” of the Star Wars films, as they toured the British studios where the as-yet-unnamed Episode VIII is being filmed.
The brothers were at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, but Kate did not attend, reportedly staying home with her kids at her parents’ home instead, recovering from her recent trip to India.
Harry looked bemused as his weapon turned red as he switched it on and asked William: “Why do I always have to be the baddy?”
In a faux menacing voice, he added: “Come on, let’s dance.”
William shot back: “We can do this later outside.”
The boys clearly enjoyed themselves.
Harry was later photographed getting a hug from Chewbacca, the hairy Wookiee warrior.
The royal engagement had a serious message and was aimed at recognizing the wealth of British creative talent involved in the production of the Star Wars films, Kensington Palace said.
The Duke is president of BAFTA, the British equivalent of America’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is due to hit big screens in May 2017. Benicio del Toro is among the new cast, along with Laura Dern and relative newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Prince William said he is a “total geek” when it comes to the Star Wars films.