The Deadpool star, who serves as an executive producer and commentator on the show, referenced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal exit after host Adam Scott asked contestants an outdated question about the royal couple in a segment called “Don’t Get Tired.”
“Meghan Markle went from Suits to crowns after she married into the royal family,” the Parks and Recreation alum read. The camera then panned away so he could tweak the second part of the question, according to Us Weekly. “Before she resigned, what was her official title?”
He read four possible answers: “Was it A. Countess of Cambridge, B. Duchess of Wessex, C. Duchess of Cornwall, or D. Duchess of Sussex?”
Unable to resist, Reynolds joked, “Or E. we taped this show seven months ago.”
Ultimately, the contestants still guessed the incorrect answer and dubbed Markle the “Duchess of Cornwall.” (Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, holds that title. Markle and Prince Harry remain the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but will no longer use their official HRH titles.)
This isn’t the first time Ryan Reynolds has poked fun at the pair since they announced their decision to step away from the royal family. Back in January, the Canadian actor responded to a New York Times article that said Canadians were hoping Markle and Prince Harry’s move to Canada would be “injecting some razzle dazzle to the sprawling, bone-chillingly cold country.”
He tweeted, “Nobody injects razzle dazzle anymore. Particularly in Canada, where they drink it.”
Markle and Prince Harry announced that they will no longer be working royals at the start of 2020.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” they wrote in a statement at the time.
“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” they added. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
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