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Former Spice Girl says group won't perform at royal wedding — and she's 'annoyed' at the snub

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Mel “Sporty Spice” Chisholm has dismissed rumors that the Spice Girls were invited to the royal wedding.

The 44-year-old singer shed light on the invitation snub during an interview Friday with the Australian radio show Fitzy & Wippa.

Mel C revealed that the Spice Girls were not invited to perform at or attend the royal wedding. (Photo: Nova)

“Well first of all, I should clear up the invitation part of it,” she said.

“So you’re not going?” Sarah McGilvray, who is part of the show’s on-air team, asked.

“No,” the pop star said. “We weren’t invited.”

Arguably the biggest girl band of all time, the Spice Girls promoted girl power and togetherness. (Photo: Getty Images)

Despite former bandmate Mel B implying that the group would reunite for the wedding, Mel C admitted that they were never actually invited to perform.

“I was a little bit annoyed,” she confessed.

Rumor had it that the Spice Girls would perform for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. (Photo: Getty Images)

The “Wannabe” singer noted that the girls do have quite a history with Prince Charles, who famously had his bottom pinched by Geri “Ginger Spice” Horner.

Recently, Chisholm was invited to the Prince’s Trust Awards, which reunited her with the royal.

“It’s always so nice to see Charles,” she said. “He’s a lovely, lovely man, and I felt like going, ‘Oi, where’s my invite?'”

During a meet and greet with Prince Charles, the Spice Girls caused a stir when Ginger Spice pinched his bottom and left lipstick on his face. (Photo: Getty Images)

Back in 1997, a very young and red-faced Prince Harry met the Spice Girls backstage at their concert in South Africa.

Noting Harry’s fandom, reports that the 33-year-old prince and his 36-year-old lady love were desperate for the Spice Girls to reunite in time for their nuptials have spread like wildfire.

In 1997, a fresh-faced Harry met the Spice Girls backstage at their concert in South Africa. (Photo: Getty Images)

And while some people may have laughed at the rumored request, the girls posted a stream of Instagram photos together after they met up in London not long ago.


Rumor still has it, however, that Victoria Beckham and her husband, David, will be attending, because they were there for Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s 2011 wedding. The former Posh Spice seemingly confirmed that she’d been invited during an interview with James Corden.

Meanwhile, Elton John is now rumored to be performing on the day.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to say “I do” on Saturday, May 19, at Windsor Castle. Yahoo will cover the historic event live from London from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. BST (5 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET). Bookmark this link to follow along LIVE.

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