As if it’s not enough that Princes William and Harry live their opulent lives largely at the British taxpayers’ expense, now they might get to live out the regular British citizen’s dream, too. The Daily Mail reports that William and Harry might have filmed a small part in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII when they visited the set recently, appearing incognito as masked Stormtroopers in much the same way Daniel Craig did before them.
William and Harry reportedly donned the iconic white suits to film a scene that takes place at a First Order installation, stepping into an elevator alongside Benicio del Toro’s character as Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega’s Finn are trying to sneak their way in. “The line given was that they were going to have lunch and a private tour of the rest of the set,” the Daily Mail’s source says. “What really happened is that the director came over and told them it was time to ‘get suited’ and off they went to the wardrobe department.”
“The director came over and told them it was time to ‘get suited.'”
Filming secret cameos in Star Wars movies has become a pastime for several actors, but it’s not clear why untrained Royals are allowed in on the fun too.The First Order represents the sad remnants of a once-vast Empire that ruled over millions of subjects with a cruel and callous disregard for life, controlled by a wizened and malicious creature that rarely appears in public, and made up of wet-eyed zealots, idiots, and racists in ornate costumes.
The British Royal Family, on the other hand — oh, hang on, wait, no. The Princes would be perfect for the roles. Get them in the movie, and let’s hope they’re among the first Stormtroopers against the wall when la Resistance sweeps into town.