Star Wars: The Last Jedi has had its world premiere, and is now making its way across the globe. Word on the film is highly positive, so while the world waits to take a bacta tank bath in its riches, we can enjoy the real-world whimsy of BB-8 reuniting with real-life members of the British Monarchy.
Present at the film's premiere in London, everyone's favorite BB unit with a selenium drive and a thermal hyperscan vindicator (gotta have one of those) had the chance to catch up with some old friends -- namely Prince William and Prince Harry.
This special friendship has a history, as the royals got to know the little droid when they visited The Last Jedi set, and reportedly shot cameos for the film. Though John Boyega all but confirmed that the two princes (and Tom Hardy) play Stormtroopers in the new movie, their appearance in the final cut isn't guaranteed. Vanity Fair reports that there are rumors that the royal cameos may have been cut from the finished film.
Either way, the two princes we're warmly welcomed at the London premiere. Here is the adorable little astromech approaching the princes and giving them a proper royal greeting:
Okay, sure, they're friends with BB-8, but can they spell midichlorian? They probably can. We might be a bit jealous, because it's no small thing to get such an adorable hello from one of the ultimate Star Wars scene-stealers. The princes also met Luke Skywalker himself...
...and walked away with some royal swag.
Are the helmets a consolation prize for their rumored Stormtrooper appearances being cut, or are they a celebration of those cameos? Only time (and about 3,000 viewings of the film) will tell. You'll get your chance soon, too, as Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally lands in theaters this Friday, Dec. 15.