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The future of the British monarchy is pretty much set in stone. After Queen Elizabeth (happy almost–90th birthday!) retires from the crown, it goes to her son Charles, then to his son Will, and then to his infant son Prince George. But if it ever came to some sort of unprecedented intra-royal brotherly blood feud, here's a decent way to determine who gets to be the leader of an obsolete system: lightsaber battle!
Yesterday, Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Prince Harry would visit the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios to "recognize the wealth of British creative talent involved in producing the Star Wars films." Translation: Will and Harry wanted to play with lightsabers, which as princes they should rightfully be able to do.
While on set, the brothers hung out with the film's stars, including newbies Daisy Ridley and John Boyega as well as the original Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill.
They chilled in the costume department.
And they flexed their piloting skills:
They made new friends, an experience that will hopefully be documented in an upcoming film entitled When Harry Met Hairy.
Prince Harry has made a new friend... pic.twitter.com/mTra1UoSMx— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016
...and so has The Duke! pic.twitter.com/c9gOh4ACyA— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016
And finally, they had the royal lightsaber battle of our time.
Come on Will, we know you're pretty much guaranteed to be the king pretty soon, but at least look like you're trying.