A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Princes William and Harry attended the European premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth instalment of the popular space epic series.
The Princes will actually attend the movie’s premiere next Tuesday, 12 December at the Royal Albert Hall, which will be hosted to aid The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Prince William and Prince Harry make cameo appearances in the movie, as Stormtroopers guarding John Boyega’s character – Finn – in an elevator. The Princes filmed their cameos with actor Tom Hardy and Take That singer Gary Barlow.
They filmed their cameo in April when they visited the secretive set.
“It makes you feel like you’re part of a history in a sense,” said Boyega at the time, and recalled shooting the scene as a great experience.
Prince William and Prince Harry have invited “more than 400 young people, military veterans and volunteers who have taken part in its programmes to join Their Royal Highnesses at the premiere,” reads the press release from Kensington Palace.
Representatives from some of the Foundation’s key initiatives, namely Coach Core, Full Effect and the Endeavour Fund, will be in attendance, and is hosted to “recognise and celebrate people who have worked so hard to change their lives and the lives of others.”
The brothers made sure to invite families who were affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, firefighters, and charity organisations that are helping the victims recover their lives. They will meet with some of these people, and those from the Foundation’s initiatives, before the film begins.
Princes William and Harry will also meet with the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as representatives from the studios that made it: Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm.
On their visit to the film’s set in April, the brothers met Luke Skywalker himself, portrayed by Mark Hamill; as well as BB8 – R2D2’s successor – and Chewbacca.