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Empire strikes back: William, Harry visit 'Star Wars' set

Princes William and Harry battled with lightsabers and hugged a Wookie Tuesday during a visit to the set of the next "Star Wars" movie.

The royals were given a tour of the set at Pinewood Studios near London by British actress Daisy Ridley, who plays heroine Rey in the sci-fi reboot.

The brothers met director Rian Johnson and cast members including London-born John Boyega, who plays Finn, and Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker. They also dueled with lightsabers, saw roly-poly robot BB-8 and met 7 foot 6 inch (2.3 meter) Chewbacca, who gave the princes a furry hug.

Prince William is president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and...

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