ONE-HALF of Wrexham's famous co-chairman partnership is in the city for a Royal visit today (March 1).

William, Prince of Wales is visiting Wrexham to celebrate Welsh culture and the city’s vibrant community spirit.

His Royal Highness is paying a visit to The Turf, the STok Cae Ras, All Saint's School and the Gresford Disaster Memorial site.

During the Prince's first visit, to The Turf pub, he met with Wrexham royalty in the form of Wrexham AFC co-owner Rob McElhenney and Turf landlord Wayne Jones, who has become a well-known figure worldwide since the takeover.

Prince William then moved onto Wrexham AFC's STok Cae Ras to hear about the positive impact the venue and the club has had on the local community.


During the visit, to The Turf, The Prince also met staff, members of the local community and representatives of charitable organisations to hear about how it plays a key role as a hub for the local area, and the support it provides to local causes.

He also stopped to chat to Rob and Wayne along the way on his tour of Wrexham.

The Leader: PIC: Rob McElhenney with Wayne Jones at The Turf.

Once at Wrexham's home ground, which is right next door to the pub, the Prince heard about the club’s redevelopment and historic rise over the past three years since the takeover by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, and met with staff and players.

He then proceeded to visit All Saints' School and the Gresford Disaster Memorial to learn more about Wrexham's heritage.