A Philly guy, a Canadian and a king meet to talk football. It’s not the place for some unlikely buddy comedy, but the result of King Charles III’s trip to Wales on Friday.
Britain’s monarch and Queen consort Camilla visited Wales on Friday and the royal couple attended a ceremony at St Giles Church in Wrexham, Wales. They were there to commemorate Wrexham gaining ‘town status’ during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in early 2022.
The visit resulted in some surreal images as King Charles III arrived at The Racecourse Ground, home of Wrexham AFC. There he met the club’s famous owners: actor Ryan Reynolds, star of Deadpool, and Rob McElhenney, creator and star of FX TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Vancouver’s Reynolds and Philadelphia’s McElhenney took the north Welsh town to fame outside the UK with the purchase of Wrexham AFC in 2021 Ups and downs, which are covered in the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham.
Welcome to Wrexham Season 2: Charles in Charge. pic.twitter.com/TrwPkIMCzX
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 9, 2022
Reynolds said he and McElhenney wanted to upgrade the club and town.
“Visiting the king is certainly one way to do that, that’s for sure,” he told Reuters.
https://www.espn.com/sports/soccer/story/_/id/35218910/king-charles-iii-meets-ryan-reynolds-rob-mcelhenney-wrexham King Charles III meets Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney at Wrexham