February 5, 2023

Wrexham: King Charles has visited the grounds of the humble Wrexham Welsh football club, owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, talk to the Hollywood actors about their dream of leading the team to sporting glory.

In the cold, blazing sun, Charles joked with the co-owners on the pitch of a National League club, four steps down from the Premier League, home to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort meet Wrexham AFC co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on their visit to Wrexham Association Football Club.Credit:Getty

Reynolds, van deadpool fame, and McElhenney, the creator and star of the sitcom It’s always sunny in Philadelphiabought the club in 2021, saying they had a Cinderella-esque dream of taking the non-league club to England’s top flight.

Reynolds told reporters that the duo had pledged to try and take the club and community to the next level.

“Having the king come to visit is certainly one way to do that, that’s for sure,” he said.

Wrexham are second in the league and fighting for promotion.

King Charles speaks with actor Ryan Reynolds during the visit. Credit:AP

Charles and his wife Camilla were in Wrexham to celebrate its new town status and to hear about the club’s redevelopment.

“A little earlier today I had the opportunity to see another of Wrexham’s wonders, namely the football club, who are busy putting Wrexham on the map like never before,” Charles told dignitaries later in the day.

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