Master prankster Ryan Reynolds just trolled Queen Elizabeth over their shared love of gin (a sentence we never thought we’d be writing).
ICYMI: the Royal Collection Trust—which looks after the Royal Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty—recently announced that an official Buckingham Palace gin is now available for purchase.
Reynolds, who is proud owner of Aviation Gin, used the occasion to poke fun at Her Majesty while simultaneously trolling Paul McCartney. On Tuesday, the Deadpool star shared a fake receipt for a bottle of the monarch’s gin, which he jokingly sent to McCartney. “Pre-ordered,” the 43-year-old captioned the photo of the fake order confirmation.
While at first glance the receipt looks pretty real, fans were quick to notice that several details of the order, which were clearly made up. For example, Reynolds listed the Beatles musician's home address as “221b Baker Street, Downton Abbey Rd, 1D4 LYF.” As for his own address, he wrote, “1 Upmanship Dr., Notcoolington, WTF FML.” How clever.
If you’re interested in actually purchasing a bottle of the BP spirit, royal fans and gin lovers alike can get their hands on a small-batch of dry gin at the palace’s online shop (unfortunately it’s only available for delivery in the U.K.). It will be also served at upcoming official events at the palace after it reopens on July 23.
Queen Elizabeth, if you’re reading this, we have a few ideas for getting back at Reynolds if you’re interested.