Star Wars’ John Boyega opens up about his royal encounters: ‘I had a good chat with Prince Harry’

By Emmy Griffiths

Star Warsleading man John Boyega recently opened up about meeting Prince William and Prince Harry when the pair visited the set of the popular sci-fi series. During a appearance on the Graham Norton Show in the UK, the actor recalled his royal encounter, saying, "I don't remember what I said to William – I was just talking nonsense but I had a good chat with Harry. He's down with the lads!"

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A photo of John Boyega and Orlando Bloom
John opened up about meeting the royals

Orlando Bloom also appeared on the show with John, who revealed that Orlando had given him invaluable advice about fame and fortune, telling Graham: "He told me to try and secure the love of my life before all the fame stuff starts." However, the star admitted that he still isn't recognised too often, revealing that he had a date who had no idea who he was. He joked: "It was perfect. I went on a date in New York City and as we were driving through Time Square she asked, 'What do you do for a living?' I just pointed up at the Star Wars billboard that showed me with a lightsaber and said, 'That!' That was the end of the relationship – the poster really affected her."

A photo of Prince William and Prince Harry on the set of Star Wars
Princes William and Harry visited the Star Wars set

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While on the show, Orlando spoke about reprising his role as Will Turner for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and how his son Flynn can't wait to see his dad in the new film. "My six year old is desperate to see me in it," the Lord of the Rings actor said. "I'm not in it much but I don't care that I just book-end it." He added he could be in future sequels, saying: "We'll see. There is room for more."

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