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Back in November, there were reports that the Spice Girls were once again joining forces for a TV special and a compilation album. Nothing materialized from that. Then, earlier this month, there was talk of a US/UK reunion tour, which was quickly squashed by Victoria Beckham.
Cut to Tuesday, where Melanie Brown made an appearance on The Real (a/k/a, the poor man’s The View). When asked if she knew of anyone who was going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, Mel said “I’m going” and quickly added, “I’m not sure if I should have said that!” She admitted that all of the Spice Girls were invited and shrieked, “Why am I so honest?” And when Mel was asked if the band would be serenading the royal couple, she replied, “I need to go. I’m gonna be fired!” She then backtracked, saying, “Let’s not talk about it anymore, let’s pretend I never said that.” I think the ladies of The Real were really making much ado about nothing, if you ask me. I mean, I’m actually talking about the show. You can watch the clip and come to your own conclusions.
More speculation came from US Magazine, which reported that the girls “haven’t agreed to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding,” but pointed out that “Prince Harry has always been a huge fan of the band.” According to a source, “the ladies were thrilled to be asked,” adding that there are allegedly “active talks between the Spice Girls management and Prince Harry’s staff.” This speculation did unearth a great photo of a 13-year-old Harry meeting the group back in 1997 – and not much else, if you ask me.
Another (dream crushing) source told Page Six that “Mel B is bonkers,” and that the girls are “all attending but they won’t be performing.” I don’t think my heart can take these ups and downs. I never thought it would be so tough to be a Spice Girls fan. I am getting used to the fact that I will have to settle for seeing the Geri-less band back in the late 00s as being my only live Spice Girls concert memory.
And, as for any sort of reunion, Baby Spice herself, Emma Bunton, squelched talk of that. She recently sat down with RuPaul for his “What’s the Tee” podcast, and when asked about the possibility of a reunion, told Ru “We’re all doing our own things now, so that’s what we’re concentrating on.” Sniffle. By the way, Emma will be the guest judge on tonight’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3. I can’t wait. When it comes to the Spices, I’ll take what I can get.
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