There is no doubt about it The Spice Girls are one of the most popular bands in the world. In the ’90s, they destroyed the charts with songs like “Wannabe”.
Now one of the band members is talking about their time in the band in a new book, but there is one story in particular from the book that people are noticing, he writes People.
Melanie Chisholm, 48, better known as ‘Sporty Spice’ or simply ‘Mel C’, remembers the moment she and the rest of the band met King Charles, 73, during a celebratory party in 1997. When Charles was still the Prince of Wales.
In true Spice Girls fashion, they of course ignored all royal protocols at the meeting.
Jerry Halliwell “Ginger Spice” Horner (50) and Melanie Brown “Scary Spice” (47) gave Charles a wet kiss on the cheek.
The first also gave him a real slap on the torso.
– At that time, I was one of the shy band members, so I felt ashamed when the girls kissed Charles. I thought, “Oh my God, I can’t believe they’re doing that,” she says in an interview with People.
It didn’t take long before Mel Si felt embarrassed about the confrontation. Now she is proud that they dared. The 48-year-old believes incidents like this were part of the reason so many people love the Spice Girls.
– In a way, we did what everyone wished they could do, and it was never so maliciously. He was always with a smile.
– Now that Charles is our king, that makes it all the more terrifying. The Courage of the Spice Girls! , still laughing.
The story is one of many Chisholm shares in her upcoming book Sports: My Life as a Spice Girl.
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