There has been a lot of speculation on whether Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, made a cameo appearance in one of the Star Wars movies. The rumor started when a photo surfaced showing two stormtroopers dressed in full gear, with one of them bearing a striking resemblance to the young prince. Let’s delve into this rumor and see if there’s any truth to it.
The Alleged Cameo Appearance
In 2016, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi was filmed at Pinewood Studios in the UK. During the filming, Prince Harry visited the set and met with cast and crew members. A few months later, rumors began circulating that he had secretly appeared in the movie as an uncredited stormtrooper.
The alleged cameo appearance was said to have occurred during a scene where Finn, played by John Boyega, and Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran, infiltrate a First Order base dressed as stormtroopers. According to reports, Prince Harry was one of two stormtroopers who escort Finn and Rose onto an elevator.
Is It True?
Despite widespread rumors, there is no concrete evidence that Prince Harry actually appeared in The Last Jedi or any other Star Wars movie. While it’s possible that he did make an uncredited cameo appearance on set for fun or as a joke among cast and crew members, it seems unlikely that Disney would allow such a high-profile individual to appear in their movie without proper acknowledgement.
Furthermore, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy denied the rumor in an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat in 2017. “I have no idea where this rumor came from,” she said. “It’s complete fiction.”
In conclusion, it appears that Prince Harry did not actually appear as a stormtrooper in any of the Star Wars movies. While it’s possible that he may have made an uncredited cameo appearance on set, there is no concrete evidence to support this claim. Nonetheless, the rumor has become a popular topic among Star Wars fans and has helped to fuel the excitement surrounding the franchise.