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Will Ferrell looks unrecognisable in a bald cap and specs as he performs a hilarious tribute song

He’s just landed in London ahead of his role as hilarious new anchor Cord Hosenbeck for HBO’s Royal Wedding coverage.

And before jetting to the capital, Will Ferrell and his bumbling journalist alter-ego wowed the crowd with a song dedicated to Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

The comedy actor, 50, looked barely recognisable for the appearance alongside fellow Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon, 53, – as co-host Tisha Cattigan – as they belted out the amusing track against a Union Jack backdrop.

Dream team: Will Ferrell looked unrecognisable in a bald cap and glasses ahead of his HBO Royal Wedding gig as he performed a hilarious tribute to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Getting fully into character in a bald cap, ginger beard and red glasses, Will certainly looked the part in a grey suit and light blue buttoned shirt.

Molly looked ready for the royal wedding in her bright yellow ruffled dress and matching fascinatior as the pair discussed the upcoming nuptials in character.   

While chatting about their royal research, the comedy pairing explained they had watched the Lifetime television movie Harry & Megan: A Royal Romance, which Molly enthused: ‘As a royal fanatic, I wish I could see it in a movie theatre!’   

Rib-tickling: The actor, 50, wowed the crowd with a song dedicated to Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday

Rib-tickling: The actor, 50, wowed the crowd with a song dedicated to Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday

Jokers: The comedy actor, 50, looked barely recognisable alongside fellow Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon, 53, as they belted out the amusing track against a Union Jack backdrop

Jokers: The comedy actor, 50, looked barely recognisable alongside fellow Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon, 53, as they belted out the amusing track against a Union Jack backdrop

‘I thought it was a documentary, that’s how real it was,’ Will interrupted. ‘Why does Avengers: Infinity Wars have to be on every screen? Put Harry & Meaghan on.’

But it was Will and Molly’s humourous skit on stage that had the crowd in stitches, with host Jimmy goading the pair on stage to perform their song dedicated to the soon-to-be-married couple. 

With help from house band The Roots, Will kicked off the song with: ‘Far often in fairy land where lords and ladies dance / there lived a sad and lonely prince who dreamed of true romance / from a land across the mighty sea / a lovely maiden came / And Meghan was her name.’ 

Hilarious: With help from  The Roots, Will kicked off the song with: 'Far often in fairy land where lords and ladies dance / there lived a sad and lonely prince who dreamed of true romance

Hilarious: With help from The Roots, Will kicked off the song with: ‘Far often in fairy land where lords and ladies dance / there lived a sad and lonely prince who dreamed of true romance

Own the stage: With a backdrop of Harry and Megan's faces in love hearts, the pair sent the audience wild with their off-key singing and hilarious lyrics, while Will picked up a saxophone

Own the stage: With a backdrop of Harry and Megan’s faces in love hearts, the pair sent the audience wild with their off-key singing and hilarious lyrics, while Will picked up a saxophone

Molly looked ready for the royal wedding in her bright yellow ruffled dress and matching fascinatior as the pair discussed the upcoming nuptials in character

Molly looked ready for the royal wedding in her bright yellow ruffled dress and matching fascinatior as the pair discussed the upcoming nuptials in character

Research: The comedy pairing explained they had watched the Lifetime television movie Harry & Megan: A Royal Romance, which Molly enthused: 'I wish I could see it in a movie theatre!'

Research: The comedy pairing explained they had watched the Lifetime television movie Harry & Megan: A Royal Romance, which Molly enthused: ‘I wish I could see it in a movie theatre!’

With a backdrop of Harry and Megan’s faces in love hearts, the pair sent the audience wild with their off-key singing and hilarious lyrics, while Will picked up a saxophone for a solo.  

‘I can’t play this!’ Will yelled to the audience after his messy amateur saxophone attempt.

The satirical TV hosts – who have been busy recording promos for the special with Funny Or Die – released a statement via HBO with Tish/Molly saying: ‘Every little girl dreams of growing up and marrying a prince!

Excitable: The satirical TV hosts released a statement via HBO with Tish/Molly saying: 'Every little girl dreams of growing up and marrying a prince!

Excitable: The satirical TV hosts released a statement via HBO with Tish/Molly saying: ‘Every little girl dreams of growing up and marrying a prince!

‘Now I get to be front-row center of this fairytale romance. I’ll be crying all day!’  

Will added: ‘This wedding is going to be a blast. There will be more luxury packed into that church than all the Bed, Bath & Beyonds combined.’

Meanwhile, the Royal Wedding will be held at at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday with Cord and Tish’s coverage  going out live on HBO at 7.30 am ET and 4.30am PT with an encore at 9.45pm ET/PT.

Crowning glory: The couple have been busy filming promos for their hilarious take on the royal proceedings

Crowning glory: The couple have been busy filming promos for their hilarious take on the royal proceedings



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