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Princes William and Harry make a royal cameo as Stormtroopers in “The Last Jedi”

By Adam Epstein

Prince Harry is having a pretty good month. Two weeks ago, the British royal announced he was engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, and today (Dec. 12), he confirmed what had been rumored for more than a year: He and his brother, William, are in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

You won’t exactly recognize them in the film. They appear only briefly as Stormtroopers, the lackeys of the evil Empire clad in their iconic white full-body—and full-face—armor.

William and Harry walked the red carpet at the film’s London premiere tonight, where they stopped to chat with one of their co-stars:

The brothers visited the set of The Last Jedi at historic Pinewood Studios in 2016 to recognize the “wealth of British talent” involved in its production. Rumors soon began that the two filmed parts for the movie, seemingly confirmed by actor John Boyega, who plays disaffected Stormtrooper Finn in the new trilogy.

Last month, the Hollywood Reporter provided some more details of the royal cameo: William, Harry, Take That singer Gary Barlow, and actor Tom Hardy all play Stormtroopers who guard Finn in the same elevator.

The new Star Wars trilogy is quickly becoming a go-to for celebrities who want to be a small part of history without even showing their faces. James Bond himself Daniel Craig and Shaun of the Dead actor Simon Pegg both had cameos in The Force Awakens, Craig as a Stormtrooper and Pegg as the grotesque junkyard boss Unkar Plutt.

Can we assume William’s children, George and Charlotte, may have had cameos as Porgs?