King Charles was all smiles when he met Ryan Reynolds at Wrexham today – in his second public appearance since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began ‘warring’ the Royal Family.
The monarch, 74, visited the football club – which was bought by the Hollywood actor in February 2021 – with the Queen consort this afternoon.
The royal couple visited the club’s stadium to speak with co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney to find out how they have helped regenerate the Welsh town, which was the subject of Disney+’s Welcome to Wrexham series .
Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped further bombshells on the Royal Family with the release of their Netflix documentary yesterday, King Charles was all smiles as he spoke with the A-List father-of-three.
King Charles appeared to share a joke with Hollywood A-Lister Ryan Reynolds – who bought the Welsh football club in February 2021
As the monarch wrapped up warm in a navy blue double-breasted tweed coat, Ryan – who is married to actress Blake Lively – opted for a three-piece suit for the royal engagement.
Sharing footage of the King meeting the co-owners of Wrexham, Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English said Charles and Camilla’s visit will feature in an upcoming episode of the hit Disney+ series.
Ahead of the visit, Ryan said he was “incredibly excited” to meet King Charles and the Queen Consort.
He said: “Rob and I have both said from the start, and this is true and for the rest of our lives we will do everything to uplift and uplift this community and this club and having the king visit is definitely one way. to do it. That’s for sure.’
King Charles and the Queen Consort visited the football to learn about the regeneration of Wrexham
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney shook hands with King Charles on the pitch
Ryan Reynolds and King Charles spoke for a few moments before posing for photos
King Charles and the Queen consort pictured walking in the field
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney nervously adjust their jackets before the match
The King met the stars and staff working on the Welcome to Wrexham series
The King was all smiles as he met the players as the Welcome to Wrexham cameras filmed
After shaking hands with Ryan and Rob, the King appears to make a comment about the cold weather.
“I’m from Philadelphia but I live in Los Angeles,” Rob told her. ‘So it’s kinda hot there!’
The hit sports documentary follows the Deadpool and It’s Always Sunny stars’ attempts in Philadelphia to rejuvenate the soccer club, which was facing disbandment as a result of the pandemic.
Due to their celebrity status, the two have been able to strike partnerships with TikTok, Expedia, EA Sports, and Reynolds’ own Aviation Gin. They were also able to attract top talent with their money and were able to pay for improvements to Racecourse Ground, the oldest international football stadium in the world.
King Charles and the Queen Consort have tried to cut through the noise surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary series – which landed on the streaming platform yesterday.
The Duke and Duchess have taken a series of new blows to the Royal Family and Britain in their new series which is described as a transatlantic ‘TV bomb’ aimed at The Firm.
The first episode begins with a thinly veiled attack on Buckingham Palace’s decision not to cooperate with their six-part documentary chronicling their courtship, marriage, and Megxit.
As part of their $100million deal with Netflix, the privacy-conscious couple handed over a trove of photos and videos of their relationship, including the moment Harry proposed in 2017 and filming themselves in the living room Heathrow VIP as he emigrated in March 2020.
The first three episodes contain a series of beards that will upset his father, King Charles III, including Harry’s claim that he was “literally raised” by a “second family” in Africa where he chose to spend three months in his late teens. and his twenties as he came to terms with his mother’s death.
Harry also describes an ‘enormous level of unconscious bias’ in the royal family – in reference to Princess Michael of Kent wearing an offensive Blackamoor-style brooch in front of his wife at Buckingham Palace.
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Author Afua Hirsch (pictured) scores Commonwealth Empire 2.0 in the Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary, before describing Harry as ‘anti-racist’
There’s also a suggestion that the UK is racist and more race-obsessed than the US, with Meghan saying she ‘wasn’t really treated like a black woman’ until she arrived in Grande -Brittany.
And in a swipe at the choice of wives by his male relatives, seen as an attack on his father and other senior royals, possibly even his brother William, Harry insisted his decision to marry Meghan singles him out from her family because it was ‘from her heart’ and not because she would ‘fit into the mould’.
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He said his wife being an American actress “clouded” his family’s view of her – and they thought that wouldn’t last.
In the third episode of the series, writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsh – author of the 2018 memoir Brit(ish) – described the Queen’s beloved Commonwealth as ‘Empire 2.0’ before describing Prince Harry as “anti-racist”.
Discussing institutional racism in the UK, Afua said: “Britain has calculated that it must grant these countries independence in a way that protects its commercial and capitalist interests.” So she created this privileged club called the Commonwealth.
“The Commonwealth is always described as a club of friends sharing common values. I find this language really problematic.
“I sometimes call the Commonwealth ‘Empire 2.0’ because that’s what it is.”
The Commonwealth was founded in December 1931 and currently has 54 countries. According to the royal family’s website, the purpose of the organization is “to foster international cooperation and commercial ties among people around the world”.
The episode then tells the story of Stephen Lawrence’s murder and shows Harry speaking to him at a memorial, 26 days before his wedding to Meghan.
Afua said the black community “really enjoyed” her speech, saying her and Meghan’s presence was “really important”.
She added: ‘It represented a direct attempt to speak to the pain many people still feel following the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
“And that has been really welcomed by many black communities in Britain. I have always perceived Prince Harry as another member of the royal family, a bit racist, very ignorant.
Prince Andrew was pictured riding around Windsor this morning
This is the first time the Duke has been pictured since the release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary
“But I watched him on that journey and saw that he really embraced the upbringing that is needed for someone like him to turn into an anti-racist.”
Elsewhere in the series, author Kehinde Andrews claims ‘nothing has changed’ from the UK’s colonial past apart from ‘better communication’ from the royal family.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also discuss giving Princess Michael of Kent a Blackamoor-style brooch at a pre-Christmas event the Duchess of Sussex attended in 2017. She was forced to apologize.
Harry said: “In this family you are sometimes part of the problem rather than part of the solution. And there is a huge level of unconscious bias. The thing with unconscious bias is actually nobody’s fault.
Meghan adds: “Obviously everyone knows about my race because they made such an issue of it when I went to the UK.” Before this date. I wasn’t really treated like a black woman.”
In response to the series of bombshells, Tory MP Bob Seely argued that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should be stripped of their royal titles.
The Isle of Wight MP said the couple are “monetising” their titles with “aggressive” and “unbelievable” attacks on the Royal Family and Britain.
Backbench bills rarely become law, but Mr Seely said bringing the proposals to the House would be “a start”.