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The force is with them! Princes William and Harry duel on Star Wars set

by Eun Kyung Kim / / Source: TODAY

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The force is very strong in the royal family.

Princes William and Harry visited the set of the current Star Wars sequel during their trip to Pinewood Studios on Tuesday.

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Princes Harry and William take to a light saber battle to work out any sibling rivalry.@KensingtonRoyal/Twitter
Prince William + Harry meet Star Wars
Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge try out light sabres during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty ImagesADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images

Actress Daisy Ridley, who stars as the heroine Rey in the legendary film series, played tour guide for the brothers. It was the first official engagement for Prince William since returning to England from a weeklong tour of India and Bhutan.

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Prince William picks up a head mask of Daisy Ridley, who played tour guide for the royals.TODAY

The princes, who declared themselves "huge fans" of the franchise, engaged in a light saber duel while paying a visit to the props department.

They also got an up-close look at an eerily realistic mask of Ridley's head.

They later got to meet everyone’s favorite Wookie, Chewbacca, who gave Harry a furry embrace.

Meanwhile, William talked droid with another star of the film, BB-8.

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Prince William smiles at BB-8 during his tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood Studios.ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images

In addition to their light saber match (it’s unclear who won), it’s probably safe to assume that a highlight of the royal visit was meeting Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker. Hamill chatted with Prince William along with the film’s director, Rian Johnson.

He also joined the tour, speaking with Prince Harry as the former military chopper pilot climbed into the cockpit of an A-wing fighter.

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Prince Harry sits in an A-wing fighter as he talks with Mark Hamill.ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images

William toured the studios as part of his duties as president of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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Mark Hamill, director Rian Johnson, Princes Harry and William, actor John Boyega, Chewbacca and actress Daisy Ridley pose during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood Studios outside of London.ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images

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