Talk about Hollywood royalty.
King Charles and the Queen Consort visited Wrexham AFC, the football club owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, on Friday.
Royal visitors met the co-owners on the ground as part of a guided tour of the Racetrack Ground – the oldest stadium in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
Charles and his wife Camilla were at Wrexham to celebrate its new town status and spoke to Reynolds and McElhenney about their plans to expand the club they bought in 2021.
“Earlier today I had the opportunity to see one of the other wonders of Wrexham, which is the football club, who are busy putting Wrexham on the map like never before,” said Charles to dignitaries on Friday, according to Reuters.
Wrexham – the third oldest football club in the world, currently plays in the English fifth tier, a long way from Manchester United and Liverpool.
When the Friends of Hollywood took over the struggling Welsh side, both had ambitions to climb the football pyramid while improving the community around the club.
The team has seen improvements over the past year and its popularity has certainly skyrocketed.
“We will do everything to uplift and uplift this community and this club and certainly having the King visit is one way of doing that, for sure,” ‘Deadpool’ star Reynolds told reporters on Friday. .
Much of the increased interest is also due to Disney’s ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ – a docuseries that follows the club’s trials and tribulations throughout the season.
Now that its fanbase is growing, the co-owners are hoping their team can gain promotion this season with the team currently in second place.
Charles spoke to the first-team players during his visit and wished them well for their next game at Eastleigh on Saturday.