AceShowbiz - After having its world premiere in Los Angeles last weekend, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" landed in London for a special screening at Royal Albert Hall on Monday night, December 11. The event became extra special as Prince William and Prince Harry's arrival turned it into a royal affair.
The British royals looked sharp in black suits and bow ties. As they walked through the red carpet guarded by men in Stormtrooper costumes, they were greeted by the adorable BB-8, which made a bowing gesture to honor the princes.
The princes also spoke with the cast, including Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill and Adam Driver, as well as director Rian Johnson. They were presented with special gifts, their own Stormtrooper helmets. "Wow," William said excitedly. "Should I put this on?"
The event benefits the princes' charity, the Royal Foundation. Kensington Palace said the premiere was "an opportunity to recognize and celebrate people who have worked hard to change their lives and the lives of others." They were not joined by their significant others, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, at the screening.
It was reported before that Prince William and Harry filmed cameos as Stormtroopers when they visited the set at Pinewood Studios last year. They reportedly would appear alongside Tom Hardy and Take That's singer Gary Barlow in the scene, where they would be seen guarding John Boyega's character, Finn, in an elevator. Boyega later confirmed the royals' appearances in the film.
Also attending the London premiere were cast members Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Joonas Suotamo, Simon Pegg and Kelly Marie Tran. Celebrity guests included Ed Sheeran, Alexa Chung, Tom Daley and Jonathan Ross.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will open in U.S. theaters on December 15. It marks Carrie Fisher's final appearance as General Leia Organa. The eighth installment of the sci-fi movie franchise is expected to bring in between $424 million-$440 million worldwide by the end of its first frame.