World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Opens with Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Prince William and Prince Harry at the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" film premiere in London. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9287059fx)

The premiere of latest installation of the far, far away franchise opened with a moving tribute to the late star Carrie Fisher.

Director and writer of the film, Rian Johnson introduced the film’s world premiere from LA with an homage to its lost princess saying, “Let’s all have a blast tonight for Carrie.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is predicted to smash the box office. Many celebrity guests arrived at the Shrine Auditorium, to celebrate the latest outing for this hugely successful movie franchise. The film is the second in a new trilogy of Star Wars films, following The Force Awakens in 2015.

Among the celebrity guests in attendance at the European premiere were Prince William and Price Harry. The two arrived at Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday. In November, star of the film, John Bodega who plays stormtrooper-turned-resistance-fighter Finn, confirmed that the two royals both have cameos in the film as stormtroppers.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in cinemas Friday.