Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are launching a “monarchy boot camp” to prepare for King Charles’ visit to Wrexham last year… and have a “crash course in royal etiquette”.
- King Charles and Queen Camilla visited the Welsh club last December
- And Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney made sure they were prepared for their guests
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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney underwent a “monarchy boot camp” ahead of King Charles’ visit to the club last year, they revealed in a new video.
King Charles and Queen Camilla traveled to Wales last December and a new promotional clip for the second season of Welcome to Wrexham shows the preparations made by the club’s Hollywood owners in advance.
“So the King of England called,” Reynolds said in the video. “We went to monarchy boot camp.”
“It’s like the military, except the little finger is always up,” he added.
In the humorous video, Reynolds and McElhenney are seen being guided by an etiquette coach who informs them that their handshake with the royals can only consist of “two pumps and releases.”
Ryan Reynolds meets King Charles at Wrexhmam Racehorse Ground last summer
King Charles was also introduced to the Wrexham players by club manager Phil Parkinson
Rob McElhenney stood next to Queen Camilla during the visit, which took place in December
“I feel like a serial killer,” Reynolds laughed in the clip.
McIlhenney added on the show, as reported by the New York Post“I think this will be difficult for me.”
“The idea of bowing to someone. It triggers something.”
Wrexham chief executive Humphrey Ker reportedly explained the significance of the Royals’ visit.
“We’re trying to get Kop worth £20m.” [stadium seating] “Funding from the British government,” he said. “We have been working for two years to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to get this funding and that will give us an additional 5,500 seats.”
“It will also give us a stadium that meets international standards so we can bring Welsh football back to the racetrack. “It is the biggest and most expensive part of the undertaking.”
The Hollywood couple bought the club in November 2020 and Wrexham gained promotion last year
Despite Reynolds and McIlhenney’s concerns, the visit appeared to go well as King Charles was enthusiastic about the trip.
“I had the opportunity to see one of Wrexham’s other wonders, the football club, which is busy putting Wrexham on the map like never before,” he told dignitaries during the visit.
Reynolds and McIlhenney, who have owned the club since November 2020, have seen Wrexham grow in popularity due to its FX show, which returns for a second season on September 12.
And on the field, the Red Dragons were promoted to League Two, the fourth tier of English football, last season.
The club is in 13th place after six games with two wins and three draws.