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Luke Skywalker: The long lost prince?

Mark Hamill may be renowned for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, but it would seem there is one thing he just can’t get his head around:

Why is Luke Skywalker not a prince?

And the actor is so convinced that his character should have a royal title, he has even tried to argue his case to Princes William and Harry.

To be fair his reasons for persuading the real royals to let him in their family are quite logical.

In an exclusive preview of The View, the actor recounts to hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines and Meghan McCain the time he met the royal princes on the set of Star Wars.

As reported in Entertainment, Mark Hamill explains to the hosts, “When I got my chance to talk to them, I said “Your Highness, I would like to make a case for myself. My father was Lord Vader, my mother was Queen Amidala, my sister was Princess Leia – doesn’t that make me royalty?”

And while past attempts to convince Carrie Fisher, who played his on-screen sister Princess Leia, fell flat, it would seem the Princes were a little more willing to listen to his pleas for royal status.

Mark reports that Prince William declared, “Absolutely, I don’t see why not.”

However, it would seem no unanimous decision was actually reached, and while Luke Skywalker may not be becoming Prince Luke any time soon, at least Mark had his chance to present his argument to the real deal.

Mark Hamill first appeared as the famous Luke Skywalker in 1977 and starred in Star Wars: The Last Jedi just last year so with a 40-year-long career in the Star Wars franchise it’s no wonder he feels like he deserves royal status!

You can catch Mark’s full appearance on The View which airs weekdays on ABC.

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